search: Partner of missing Burnham man in emotional appeal
partner of missing Burnham-On-Sea man Dean Tate has made an emotional
TV appeal to help find him.
Dean, right, was last seen at Burnham's TA8s bar in Pier
Street at around 2.30am on Saturday February 24th after earlier
visiting the nearby Somerset and Dorset pub.
partner, Sarah Reeves, was featured in an emotional BBC Points
West interview on Wednesday evening.
are keeping busy and doing what we can to stay focussed on finding
him," she said, adding that
she's "finding it hard to understand how these days someone
can go missing."
Police have been absolutely brilliant and done everything they can,
and so have the charities and organisations that have volunteered
and joined in the search in the first few weeks."
believe that the divers have only just finished their search of
all the lakes around this area."
whether she is clinging onto the hope that Dean is alive, she said:
"You have got to as there are no answers. There's not a lot
else you can do."
of you does feel like giving up, because it is such a difficult
situation, but you can't because if he is out there he needs us
to carry on and try and find him."
added: "I don't believe he would be willingly out there, knowing
that we are here."
wouldn't have left his sons, he wouldn't have left us. He did everything
that he could to provide for us."
added that it is so important for anyone with information to get
in contact with the Police.
information is important, however little," she said. "We
have information up to 2.30am and a possible sighting on someone's
private CCTV but it's nort clear enough to know whether it's him
or not, so we can't go by that."
quite a quiet town so for anyone to have seen him after that time,
especially if he's gone into the housing estates, is probably not
going to be very likely, but we need anything at the moment because
there is nothing."
the launch of the crowd-funding campaign, she said: "I have
got some amazing friends that have helped me. A friend set up the
page when he first went missing."
few of the ladies have said to me about fundraising for a reward
for information and it's gone really well."
was a bit sceptical at first because we didn't want more hoaxes
and people saying they have seen him. We have had some quite spiteful
people that have come forward with information that just isn't true."
was a little worried about that, but with the information out there
that the reward will only go to the someone who has valid information
that is going to lead us to find him, I am hoping that it will bring
anyone forward that may have seen him on that night or afterwards."
this week, we reported here
that members of the 'Find Dean Tate' community group have started
a fundraising campaign.
here, it aims to raise £1,000 as a reward that will be
given to a person or people that provide concrete evidence as to
what has happened to Dean.
money will only be given to a person or people that provide concrete
evidence as to what has happened to Dean. Any additional money will
be split between various organisations who have assisted in the
search for Dean.
money will be "an incentive for legitimate information"
leading to finding Dean.
have issued these photos of Dean Tate in the search for him
you see Dean, or have information which could help Burnham-On-Sea
Police, call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference
is white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short dark brown hair
and brown eyes.
he was last seen he was wearing a black short-sleeved T-shirt with
badges on the arms, black jeans and black Nike trainers. He also
wore a heavy brown leather Superdry jacket.