“Come home dad” –desperate family of missing Poole man Richard Gibbons speak of anguish (From Thisisdorset)
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“Come home dad” –desperate family of missing Poole man Richard Gibbons speak of anguish
THE family of missing Poole man Richard Gibbons have spoken of their anguish after nearly six months with no news.
The 54 year-old rock-music loving grandfather lived at Alderney and went missing from his home by 7am on April 18.
Wife Sandra and his six children, aged from 37 to 23, have never stopped searching for him and have set up a Facebook page to spread the word far and wide.
“It's so heartbreaking,” said middle daughter Rachel, who lives in Swanage and has three children of her own. “Everyone is devastated.
“My mum is in pieces. She feels helpless. We are at breaking point,” she said. “But we have never, ever stopped looking for him.”
Richard, was close to his 14 grandchildren, who are aged from 20 down to two, and is to become a great-grandfather, with his eldest grandchild Krystal Fossey due to give birth in a couple of weeks.
Before he disappeared he had concerns over his health, suffering seizures earlier in the year and was awaiting an MRI scan.
The family used to live in Milton Keynes, where he owned his own electrical engineering business and was in a band, and moved to Dorset in 2000.
“I don't think he was well enough to realise what he has done,” said Rachel. “I just want him to come home.”
Only son Richard said: “I have lost my best friend, my father. We have explored so many possibilities.
“He is irreplaceable to me and my family.”
He said he missed all the things he and his dad did together, and appealed for anybody who knew anything of his whereabouts to report it.
Richard is described as 5ft 7ins tall, of slight build, with mid-brown shoulder length hair and is believed to have been wearing a dark grey Superdry jacket with yellow logo on the shoulder, black or blue jeans and black plimsolls.
Anyone with any information about him should contact Dorset Police on 101.
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