Son’s appeal to find vulnerable missing man with links to Derbyshire

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The son of a vulnerable man who went missing more than two weeks ago and has links to Derbyshire has issued an emotional appeal to help find him.

Michael Dennington was reported missing from the Mansfield area on May 31. He has links to Glossop.

The above CCTV footage is the last official sighting of him obtained from King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield as he left at around 3.25pm on May 26.

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Michael Dennington.Michael Dennington.
Michael Dennington.

His son Jason Taylor only recently got back in touch with him having been estranged from him for around 14 years.

He said: “I was really enjoying my seeing my dad again.

“He’d been back in my life for around five weeks where we would speak on the phone around three times a week and I’d see him about two times a week.”

Michael has mental health issues and spends time sleeping rough and sofa-surfing but Jason said it is unusual for him not to speak to friends or family for this length of time.

Jason, who last saw his father on May 24, added: “From what I’ve known of him so far, he’s usually a happy, outgoing character.

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“When I last saw him at my girlfriend's house, he didn’t seem very good.

“He was pacing around and seemed anxious and upset.

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“A friend came to pick him up but we know he didn’t stay with her long – and then it wasn’t long before he ended up at King’s Mill Hospital.”

Anyone with information about Michae’s whereabouts should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 758 of May 31.

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