THE family of a teenager who has been missing for almost two weeks have spoken of their despair at spending Christmas without him.
Eighteen-year-old Haydn Evans failed to return to his home in Mold after a work Christmas party at Carden Park Hotel in Broxton, near Chester, on Friday, December 16.
In a statement released yesterday (Wednesday), his family issued a fresh plea for anyone with information to come forward.
The family said: “Our Haydn has been missing now for 10 days and words cannot describe the despair that we feel.
“Christmas has passed and Haydn’s presents remain unopened and none of us can even consider celebrating this Christmastime while he is still missing.
“Every day that passes becomes more difficult and we have a huge void in our lives. We would urge anyone who knows anything that can help us find Haydn to come forward and contact Cheshire police.”
Haydn, who was not wearing a jacket or coat, was last seen at about 1am on Saturday, December 17, at a party laid on at the hotel by his employers, Mold-based MPH Construction.
Police are appealing to members of the public to help with the search.
Inspector Barry Brown of Cheshire Constabulary said: “There are significant sections of the community who can really help us by reporting anything unusual they might see.
“This includes dog walkers, ramblers and off-road cyclists. If you see anything which you think may be relevant, no matter how insignificant, we would like you to get in contact.”
Police say there is no evidence Haydn’s disappearance is ‘criminal in nature’.
Police search teams and specialist units, including air support and dog patrols, have spent the days since he vanished searching the 1,000-acre Carden Park estate and surrounding farmland in the hope of finding clues that may lead to establishing his whereabouts.
Insp Brown added: “We would also extend our appeal to local farmers and residents to check their outbuildings, barns, sheds and any areas of land where Haydn may have sought shelter in the cold weather.”
Haydn is about 5ft 9in and slim, with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt and trousers.
He lives at home with dad Graeme Evans, step-mum Kim Edwards and brother Ben Evans.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.