Weston-super-Mare man has not been seen for two years, as police renew appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:17 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:51 25 April 2017

Scott Cook

Scott Cook

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A man from Weston-super-Mare has been missing for two years, and his family and friends remain 'desperate' to find out if he is OK.

Scott Cook was 25 when he went missing on April 25, 2015. He was last seen at about 9.30pm leaving his home in Sunnyside Road.

Police have issued appeals for information, put up posters and searched various locations around the town.

The charity Missing People has also supported Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s appeal, by arranging for his details to feature in The Big Issue magazine.

On the one-year anniversary of when he was last seen, Scott Cook’s family spoke to the Mercury to issue a desperate plea for him to return home.

Police search teams checked the area of Weston Golf Club when Scott Cook went missing. Photo Nick Page Hayman.Police search teams checked the area of Weston Golf Club when Scott Cook went missing. Photo Nick Page Hayman.

DCI Ray Hulin said: “It’s now two years since Scott was last seen and his family and friends are desperate to know he is OK.

“Despite a number of appeals we have had no confirmed sightings in the past two years and Scott hasn’t made contact with anyone since going missing.

“We searched local woods for signs of a camp on a number of occasions after his friends suggested he had wanted to go ‘off grid’ for a while, but found no trace of him. I’d like to ask anyone who regularly visits the fields and woods around Weston to tell us about any signs of someone sleeping rough.

“Scott, if you see this appeal, please just make contact.

Police carried out multiple searches for Scott. Picture: Nick Page HaymanPolice carried out multiple searches for Scott. Picture: Nick Page Hayman

“It’s been two years, everyone just wants to know that you’re OK.”

Scott – who is also known as Jay – is white and about 5ft 5ins tall. He has a tattoo on his left arm which says ‘Jay Dot’. His friends say he sometimes has a goatee-type beard and usually wears dark navy joggers or jeans and a T-shirt.

While police have no information to suggest he left the area, he is believed to be familiar with the Bisley, Bishops Cleeve and Tewkesbury areas of Gloucestershire.

Anyone with any information about Scott’s whereabouts should call police on 101, and quote reference MP1567/15 or provide information through www.missingpeople.org.uk

* For the full story, including an interview with one of Scott’s close friends, pick up the Mercury on Thursday.

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