The ex-wife of a man who went missing in Great Barford on New Year’s Day has appealed directly for him to come back and is urging anyone with information to get in touch.
Eileen Scott was married to Leonard Scott for 35 years, spending four years living in Luton before moving to Flitwick where they spent 31 years, before separating in early 2013.
They remained in contact and Mrs Scott is keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Leonard, as well as for Leonard himself to return.
Mrs Scott said: “Although Leonard and I separated a few years ago, I have never stopped caring for him and there has never been anyone else in my life. We had some wonderful times together, travelling the world and enjoying our shared passions for the outdoors, theatre and art. I’m desperate to know that he is safe and that’s why I’m appealing for help.
“Although Leonard was living in Hitchin when he disappeared, he had spent the majority of his life in Bedfordshire, so I’m urging the public in Bedfordshire to cast their minds back to the end of December to see if they can remember seeing him. He went missing in Great Barford so there is a real possibility that someone in Bedfordshire has seen him recently and may know something that could help us find him.
“This is a very sad situation and a difficult time for those of us who know and care for Leonard. He spent Christmas with his family, and although he did have some emotional issues, his disappearance is completely out-of-character and unexpected.”
Leonard, 64, is described by Mrs Scott as being incredibly funny with a great sense of humour. He could also be caring, and used to work with adults with learning disabilities, sharing his passion for music with them.
His car, a red Nissan Juke, was found abandoned at the Anchor Inn in Great Barford on 1 January. He’s not believed to have any money or phone with him, and despite carrying out extensive investigations police have been unable to find him.
Mrs Scott has appealed to Leonard directly to contact police to let them know he is alright. She said: “No matter how you’re feeling, however alone you may think you are, please know that your family, your friends, and me, love and care for you very much and want to see you safe and well.”