Dad of missing Derbyshire man Joshua Jones 'still has hope he's OK'

The anguish continues for the loved ones of missing man Joshua Jones.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 5:34 pm

The 29-year-old, of Hurst Rise, Matlock, disappeared on December 12.

On Tuesday, his father Andrew, of Darley Dale, said: “We’ve not heard anything about Joshua’s whereabouts.

Joshua Jones is pictured with wife Talia on their wedding day and with son Luke, two.

“The police recently told us they’re extending the search to places like Chesterfield and Nottingham.

“He’s been gone for nearly four months now – but I still have hope he is OK.

“You’ve got to have hope.”

With more people getting out and about as lockdown restrictions ease, members of the public are being urged to keep an eye out for Joshua.

He has been missing for nearly four months.

Andrew added: “We are again appealing to Joshua to make some form of contact with us – whether it’s a note through our door, a text message, a phone call, anything – to let us know he is OK.”

Joshua, who has a son, left his home at 11.30am on December 12 and was seen in Sainsbury’s in Matlock at around 12.20pm on the same day, after having been in the Boyes shop at around noon.

Police released CCTV images of Joshua leaving Sainsbury’s and carrying what is believed to be an orange Sainsbury’s carrier bag.

Joshua was wearing a pair of blue jeans that day, together with a grey Superdry coat which is darker on the body with lighter grey sleeves. The coat has a hood which is bright green on the inside.

Derbyshire Constabulary released these CCTV images of Joshua after he went missing.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “We are grateful to everyone who has contacted us about Joshua and we would urge anyone with information, no matter how small, to contact the force, quoting reference 518 of December 12.”

A message from Phil Bramley, Derbyshire Times editor

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription at www.localsubsplus.co.uk or buying a paper.