Sobbing and shaking, the distraught wife of a man who vanished two weeks ago recalls the last time she spoke to her “perfect husband”.
“We were both in the kitchen and we were talking about what we were having for tea” said Michelle Holland, whose husband Glynn has not been seen since September 12.
“I told him he needed to feed the fish. It was just normal everyday conversation.”
The devoted father-of-two kissed his wife goodbye as she went to work that morning. When she returned to their home on White Road, Staveley, Glynn – along with his bike and his work rucksack – had gone.
“That wasn’t anything out of the ordinary” said Michelle. “It was a nice day and he loved the outdoors so I just thought he would have gone out for a ride. But I haven’t heard anything since. I have no idea where he could be.
“It doesn’t seem real, like this isn’t happening to us. We are a normal family. We work hard, we love each other and we love our children.
“I’m waiting for a phone call. I’m on edge. I’m waiting for a knock on the door, and I am constantly looking.”
Michelle described Glynn – who works nights at the Tesco distribution centre in Barlborough – as a family man who would do anything for his two young sons.
“I just want us to be a normal family again” she added. “I don’t want to be stopped in the street, I just want us to continue where we left off. I didn’t want Facebook, I didn’t want the posters, I didn’t want this interview today. It’s desperation. I want anything to bring him back, anything to know he is alive and safe and well.
“We are totally devastated by this. All of us are. I just want to say to him that no matter the reason why, it doesn’t matter. I just need you home. I just need to know you’re ok.”
Police captured Glynn, 50, on CCTV at William Hill betting shop at midday on the day he disappeared, and have described a number of other potential sightings as “encouraging”.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Derbyshire police on 101.