Partner renews appeal to find missing Gillian Affleck one year on

Gillian Affleck has been missing from Patcham for a year
Gillian Affleck has been missing from Patcham for a year

A Patcham woman has renewed an appeal to find her missing partner one year after her disappearance.

Gillian Affleck, who was aged 50 when she disappeared, has been missing from Patcham since August 24, 2017.

Her partner, Martina Walton, has joined with the charity Missing People to mark the first anniversary of Gillian’s disappearance tomorrow (Friday) and renew the appeal for information.

Ms Walton said: “I still think of Gill every day, every day praying that Gill will get in touch. Not knowing where Gill is or what has happened to her is the worst feeling in the world, not being able move on, not having closure to mourn, not having any comfort in knowing where Gill is.

“Gill if you’re out there and reading this please get in touch, let someone know that you are safe.”

Ms Affleck is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall with a medium build. She had shoulder-length hair when she went missing and was last seen wearing a thin blue or grey three-quarter-length sleeve top, a grey stone-effect Peter Storm waterproof jacket, brown ankle boots and a knitted grey scarf. She was also carrying a grey Karrimor rucksack.

Ms Walton, who said there have been no sightings of Gillian in the UK since she went missing, said: “Gill I miss you just so much, my life just seems empty without you. I light a candle every day for you, in the hope that you will use it to find your way home.

“If anyone thinks they may have seen Gill please get in touch with either the police or Missing People, any information will be treated in complete confidence.”

Ian Roullier, Missing People publicity coordinator, said: “Gillian, if you are reading this, please call or text us on our free phone number, 116 000. It’s confidential and we can’t trace your call. We just want to provide you with the support you need and help you to be safe. The helpline is here to support people who are missing or thinking of going missing and their loved ones who are left behind.”

If anyone has seen Gillian, they should contact Missing People anonymously by emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk or call the police on 101.

Sightings and information about any missing person can also be given anonymously through the Missing People website.