Police issue urgent appeal for missing ASLEF member

Suffolk Police have issued an urgent appeal for information about ASLEF member Andy Derrett, who disappeared without trace two weeks before Christmas.

The long-time railwayman and union stalwart is well-known to many ASLEF members as the “go-to man for badges”.

His wife, Beverley, told the ASLEF Journal: “On Tuesday 11 December my husband Andrew, whilst on duty at the Freightliner mess room at Stonebridge Park, suddenly, and without any warning, disappeared.

“My family and I had to endure a Christmas without him; me without my husband, my children without their father, and now, as we progress into the new year, there is still no news of his whereabouts.

“He has, over the years, fostered extensive contacts throughout the UK through his various union posts, his underlying interest in the trade union movement as a whole, and through his involvement with the design and manufacture of union badges.

“I hope the Journal can help us by placing an appeal as to his whereabouts, preferably with a picture, as there may be many who have heard this story but cannot place the person. We are desperate for news.’

A statement from Suffolk Police said: “Andrew Derrett, a 51-year-old Ipswich man, is white, 5ft 8in, heavy build, with shoulder length hair and stubble. He has tattoos on both arms including the name Beverley, a dagger, and a love heart. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a short dark coat, and black boots. Enquiries are ongoing to locate Andrew and anyone who has seen him, knows of his whereabouts, or has seen a male matching his description should contact us on 101.”

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