Family plea for information about missing man

Robert Christopher Hornsby
Robert Christopher Hornsby

The family of a missing man have made an emotional plea for anyone with information of his whereabouts to come forward.

Robert Christopher Hornsby (50), known as Chris/Christopher, was last seen by his neighbours in Waterfoot almost four weeks ago and it is believed that he has not been at his home address for some days, possibly weeks.

There have been no confirmed sightings since and officers are still trying to establish what has happened to him.

His brother, Andrew Hornsby, said: “No one has seen or heard from Chris for a while now, there are no signs of him recently being at home and it seems as if he has just disappeared.

“Chris, if you’re reading this, please make contact with one of us or the police so we know you’re alright. We are really worried about you and just want to know that you are okay.”

Officers have also released have released a new image in the hope that someone may have seen him.

Det. Insp. Paul Barlow from Blackburn Police said: “We are very concerned for Mr Hornsby’s welfare given the length of time he has been missing and because there have been no recent confirmed sightings of him.

“Please take the time to look at his image and if you think you have seen him, please get in touch with us immediately as we and his family understandably want to know that he is safe and well.”

He is described as white, around 6ft 4ins, of large build with a ginger coloured beard and receding hair. He also wears glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20170214-1243.