Search for missing man

The daughter of missing horse trainer Owen Brennan has appealed for her father to come home, more than a month after his disappearance.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 13th January 2013, 1:56 pm

Mr Brennan, 77, has been missing from his home in Wheeldon Avenue, Derby, since 4.45pm on Monday 17th December last year.

Police have carried out an extensive search of the city, nearby countryside and waterways including the RIver Derwent.

They have also widened their search to Worksop and Welbeck, as he has friends in this area of Notts.

Mr Brennan’s daughter Cindy Beadling-Brennan said Christmas had been a very difficult time for all the family.

“This is so out of character for him. He is such a family man. We are trying to stay strong as best we can but we just want to know where he is and want him to come home,” she said.

The family has also released an image of Mr Brennan to help the public identify him.

Mr Brennan’s training career spans more than 40 years, with his best horses including Vulrory’s Clown, Speaker Weatherill and Strath Royal, winner of the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in 1998.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his safety as he had a stroke in September which left him suffering memory loss.

The weather has also been poor since he went missing and he is without his medication.

Mr Brennan is a keen dog walker and police are asking people to remain vigilant, particularly if they are out walking, and look out for anyone fitting his description.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with brown short hair that is going grey.

He was last seen wearing brown denim trousers with a red cross on the back pocket, a brown cotton type jacket with a wool lining and a fur collar.

He could be wearing a cap. And he walks with a stoop.

Anyone who sees Mr Brennan should call Derbyshire Police on 101.