NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 29th, 2011.
The distraught family of missing Mold teenager Haydn Mark Evans have released a statement as the search for his whereabouts continues.
In a statement released yesterday they spoke of their dismay at spending Christmas without him.
They said: “Our Haydn has been missing now for ten 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 Christmas time whilst he is still missing.
“Every day that passes becomes more difficult and we have a huge void in our lives. I would urge anyone who knows anything that can help us find Haydn to come forward and contact Cheshire Police.”
18-year-old Haydn was reported missing on 17th December after leaving a Christmas party at Carden Park Hotel on the outskirts of Chester.
Since that day, Cheshire Police search teams, supported by lowland search and rescue teams, underwater search units, dog patrols and air support have combed the area of the A41 around Broxton for clues as to his whereabouts.
Chief Inspector Julie Westgate who is overseeing the search operation has appealed for local residents to be on the lookout for any sign of Haydn’s whereabouts, she said:
“We continue to conduct searches in the area of Carden Park and the A41 toward Broxton, as well as reviewing and acting upon information we have received from the public.
“We are confident that Haydn is not staying elsewhere in the country, or further afield of his own accord. I urge all local residents, particularly to the farming community who have outbuildings and barns, to please check their land and any buildings on their property where Haydn may have sought shelter, to assist in our search.”
Cheshire Police have suggested that Haydn, who was not wearing a jacket at the time, may have got disorientated in the cold weather on the night of the 17th and sought shelter.
Haydn is 5ft 9″ and of slim build with short brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a dark long sleeved shirt and trousers.
Police have asked anyone who was driving on the A41 Whitchurch road or the A534 to Wrexham in the early hours of Saturday 17th to come forward if they saw anyone matching Haydn’s description.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Swan.Wales News.