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Wife of missing man issues emotional plea and says all she wants to do is give him a big hug

The wife of a missing Asfordby man has issued an emotional direct appeal for him to return home.


Paul Baker, who was last seen in the West Avenue area of Melton was reported missing on Sautrday 13th January. His wife has made a direct appeal for him to return home.


Paul, 52, was last seen in the West Avenue area of Melton by his family on Saturday (13 January) and was reported missing the following day.


CCTV footage obtained by Police showed him outside Sainsburys in Melton shortly before 5pm on the day he was last seen. He was wearing a grey hooded top and carrying a rucksack with possibly a sleeping bag attached at the base.



Paul Baker and right, a still from the CCTV image. Photo: Leicestershire Police


His wife, Rachel Baker, 50, said: “Paul, if you see this, please just come home. All I want to do is give you a big hug. I miss you so much, as does our Gabs.

“Our dogs – Darcy and Betty – miss you too. If I say your name, they get up. We all want you back.”


“I know you love the outdoors, but we’re all worried about you, especially as it’s so cold at the minute. I need to know that you’re eating properly.


“I love you so much and I won’t stop looking for you until I find you. It doesn’t matter why you left – please come home so we can continue our lives together.”


Paul, pictured below with Rachel, is of a slim build and is 5ft 6ins tall. He has receding mousey grey hair and stubble. When his family last saw him, he was wearing jeans and possibly a long Parka style jacket.



Paul's Wife has made a direct appeal for him to return home. Photo: Family Handout/Leicestershire Police


Paul was reported missing and was seen on CCTV at Sainsbury's on Nottingham Road at 4:35pm on Saturday.



Paul was seen on CCTV using this cashpoint at Sainsbury's in Nottingham Road. Photo: NEMM


Anyone with information on Paul's whereabouts are urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101.


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