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‘Just let the family know you are okay’ – plea from sister of Essex man Nigel Kedar who went missing six months ago

PUBLISHED: 18:32 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 21:45 11 October 2017

CCTV footage of Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, who is missing. This image was captured at a shop in Long Stratton. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary

CCTV footage of Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, who is missing. This image was captured at a shop in Long Stratton. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary

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“Let the family know you’re okay,” - that is the heart-rending message from the sister of a man who went missing in Norfolk six months ago.

Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary

Nigel Kedar was last seen on April 4 this year, after going to visit a friend in Norwich.

The 52-year-old father and builder was last seen in the Long Stratton and Thelveton areas of Norfolk.

But despite a major police investigation Mr Kedar, from St Osyth, near Clacton, Essex, still remains missing.

And now, more than six months on from his disappearance, Diana Mays, Mr Kedar’s sister, has made a renewed plea for information following an appeal on BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow in June.

Diana Mays. Photo: Archant. Diana Mays. Photo: Archant.

She said: “We just want him back.

“Whatever has gone on...just for him to give us a nod and say ‘I’m still here but I need to work stuff out’.

“We’re his family, our love is unconditional for him.

“Our message to him is just to let the family know he’s okay.”

She has called on anyone with information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to get in touch with police.

Mrs Mays said: “Even if they are not sure it doesn’t matter, just call the police.”

The 52-year-old said she was encouraged by the fact the police were continuing to investigate.

She said: “They are still looking which is good.

“They haven’t given up on him, they’re still looking and we’re still hoping.”

Detective Inspector Neil Stewart from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT) revealed they have had a handful of calls and possible sightings of Mr Kedar but said nothing had yet come to fruition.

Specialist officers, including search advisors and assistance from the Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue (NorLSAR), have already carried out searches with Det Insp Stewart adding “there are further searches planned”.

He insisted the investigation was still ongoing and urged anyone with any information, particularly those who knew Mr Kedar’s whereabouts between the evening of April 3 and the morning of April 4, when he was last seen in the Long Stratton and Thelveton areas of Norfolk.

Anyone with any information about Mr Kedar’s whereabouts should call Norfolk police on 101.

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