Missing Ben Clarkson's girlfriend Rachel Peatfield said she moved between optimism and despair as the search for her childhood sweetheart entered its third week.
"Some days you have up days, where you think someone will see his poster and come forward," she said. "Other days you feel completely down and think, 'what's the point? Am I ever going to see him again?'"
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