Police renew appeal for Chesterfield man who went missing four years ago

Tim Beardsley.
Tim Beardsley.

Derbyshire police have renewed an appeal for help to find a missing man who disappeared four years ago this week.

Tim Beardsley was last seen by his wife leaving his home in Old Tupton, Chesterfield, on July 9, 2012.

There have been no positive sightings of him since and neither his family nor friends have heard from him.

Mr Beardsley, now 48, was driving a green Ford Focus estate, which was found abandoned near Ullswater in the Lake District on July 14, 2012.

He is white, 5ft 10ins, with short, brown hair and blue eyes.

Several public appeals have been made to trace Mr Beardsley and a Facebook group has also been set up.

PC Richard Hill, who is leading the investigation, said: “Since Mr Beardsley’s disappearance, we have had several possible sightings in both the UK and abroad.

“We were following up what seemed to be a fairly promising lead in Birmingham but the man in questioned turned out not to be Mr Beardsley.

“I’d like to thank those who have contacted us so far and urge people to continue looking for Mr Beardsley, and to report any possible sightings straight away.”

Police are appealing for Mr Beardsley or anyone who has information on his whereabouts to contact officers on 101.

People can also contact the charity Missing People on 116 000.