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Monday, 21 April 2014

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Missing Barrow dad’s family speaks of ‘nightmare’

A DEVASTATED sister has told how the disappearance of her brother from Barrow a year ago has affected his family.

Heather Bond, who now lives in Essex, spends hours every week trying to track down her missing elder brother, Tony.

Mr Bond, of Island Road, Barrow, was last seen on November 9 last year and Miss Bond has spoken of the “absolute nightmare” as she and her sister, Sara, renewed their appeal for her brother to come home.

The father-of-two was devoted to his children and his sisters have searched the length and breadth of the country in a bid to bring their brother back to Barrow.

She said: “It’s been an absolute nightmare.

“It is just awful not knowing where he is, how he is, not having a clue, or not knowing where to look.”

The sisters have been in touch with television companies, national charities and countless homeless shelters in their efforts to trace their brother.

Even after a year they have said the emotional impact has had a noticeable effect on them. Pretty much every day from when he went missing in November until his birthday in April we were out looking.

“We’ve been contacting YMCAs and the Salvation Army across the UK.

“We will do anything as long as it puts his face out there, we know he’s out there somewhere.”

The Bond family has always been a tight unit and Miss Bond said the way her brother disappeared without warning has been a stumbling block.

She said: “I don’t think he was in a fit state of mind when he disappeared.

“He’d done a lot of jobs over the years but the thing he was best at was being a dad.

“Everything he did he would do for his kids. I looked up to him as a brother. We are not going to stop this until we find him, I’ve shed a lot of tears this week.

“He just needs to know he is loved, we love him and we want him home. There is nothing that’s unfixable.”

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We love you Tony Come home your loved missed and we can put thing right what ever it is I need you and so does your children love you solo much xxxxxxxxx

Posted by Heather Bond on 11 November 2013 at 19:01

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