Wife of missing Telford man speaks of her husband's 'jolly character' as teams search water

A search for a high risk father-of-four from Telford has involved volunteer water and land search teams.

Harjinder Takhar. Picture: West Mercia Police
Harjinder Takhar. Picture: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Search & Rescue scrambled its water team to the town on Thursday morning, supported by volunteers from the Severn Area Rescue Association's Wyre Forest Station.

The search for Harjinder 'Harry' Takhar, 58, continues today, a day after West Mercia Police renewed an appeal to find Harry, who has been missing from Telford since Sunday.

He was last seen in a wooded area near Stirchley Pools in Telford on Sunday, October 2.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We, along with Harry’s family, are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare."

Harry’s wife Ran said: “Harry is a family man and we have four beautiful children.

"He is a very jolly character full of energy and life, very passionate, caring and kind-hearted. He is a well respected member of the community; you may have seen him around the park with his two black Labradors."

When he was last seen he was wearing a navy blue Barbour jacket, navy blue shirt, black jeans and black trainers.

Ran added: “He is normally a very confident motivational person full of advice and wisdom, usually the one lifting everyone else up. As such, his disappearance is completely out of character and extremely concerning for us.

"If anyone has seen Harry or has any information, no matter how small, please contact the police.”

Detective Inspector Jo Whitehead said: “Harry is a well-known and well-loved member of the community and his disappearance is very out of character. I’d like to thank the public for their ongoing support in helping us to locate him, and urge anyone with information or dash cam, CCTV or video doorbell footage to please come forward immediately.”

Anyone who has seen Harry or has any information is asked to call 999 immediately.

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