Vigil held for missing sailor as family continue hunt for clues
The distraught mother of Timmy MacColl, the British sailor who has been missing for nine days, yesterday urged the people of Dubai to keep looking for her son.
Sheena MacColl, of Stirlingshire, Scotland, is too distraught to speak about Timmy and sent the message to 7DAYS through her family.
In a direct plea to her son she said: “If you are out there please get in touch with the family.”
Timmy, 27, vanished after being put in a taxi by his mates outside Rock Bottom in Bur Dubai at 2am on May 27.
They paid the driver Dhs70 to take Timmy back to HMS Westminster, which was docked at nearby Port Rashid.
When they realised he had not made it back to the Royal Navy frigate, they mounted their own searches, scouring the streets with his photograph.
Timmy’s local church in the UK yesterday opened its doors to allow hundreds of people to light a candle for him and say prayers for his safe return.
Timmy’s wife, Rachel, 25, yesterday appealed through 7DAYS for readers to come forward with any information they may have to the whereabouts of her husband.
She added: “His mum is here with me at my house with the children so she can get any information first-hand.”
The couple have two children and Rachel is expecting a third in October.
Rachel added: “She is staying strong for the children but she’s very upset and can’t sleep. She is taking it day by day, like I am.”
The family asked that people in the UAE distribute posters of Timmy. To download a poster, go to the web page www.7daysindubai.com/missing
Rachel said: “I want to ask anyone who knows anything to please contact 7DAYS.”
Police have said they are continuing to investigate Timmy’s disappearance.
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