Appeal on Tenth Anniversary of Disappearance of Scott Fletcher
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A Hartlepool mum has again joined police in appealing for information on the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of her son.
Scott Fletcher was aged 27 when he disappeared on May 11th 2011, and was last believed to have been seen near the Jet garage on the A181 at Wheatley Hill.
Julie Fletcher, Scott’s mum, says the impact of having unanswered questions continues to impact her daily life. She said: “After ten years of course I still want Scott to walk through the door any minute, but I have to accept the reality that after all this time, that’s not going to happen.
“More than anything I want to know where Scott is, so that I can bring him home. That would mean so much to me. I don’t need to know who has caused him harm, I need to know where he is. To not know where he is causes pain which is with me every minute of every day.”
Cleveland Police launched a murder investigation and have made several public appeals for information over the course of the last ten years.
Seven men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder but they were later released. Officers believe that Scott was killed in the Durham area and his body was concealed shortly afterwards.
Crimestoppers continue to offer a £10,000 reward for information given to them that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Scott’s murder.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Phil Bond, said: “Someone out there has the information that we need to find out what happened to Scott. For some reason that person, or people, have not come forward so far and that may be due to fear of coming forward.
“I want people to think about Julie and what the pain over the last ten years has done to her and the rest of the family. Their ongoing suffering can be brought to an end, and I am again appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
“Crimestoppers is completely independent of the police. Anyone giving information is anonymous and remains anonymous and we don’t find out who they are. I would urge anyone who has information to contact them and tell Crimestoppers what they know.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.