Friend's appeal as man's disappearance from Quadring Bank in 2001 remains a mystery
The childhood friend of a man who went missing in Quadring Bank in 2001 has made renewed calls for information about his disappearance.
Michaela Ives (now 42), says she is still in shock that Glyn Taylor has not been seen since Wednesday, July 11 - almost 18 years ago - while on a trip home from Loughborough University.
Then aged 21, the last positive sighting of Glyn was at around 3.30pm that afternoon - when he was seen walking along Quadring Bank towards Donington.
Police found his blue Seat Ibiza in Quadring Bank - but no sign of Glyn.
A dog search of the area was carried out and leaflets issued to shops and homes appealing for information. But to this day, there have been no further leads on what happened to him.
Michaela runs a Facebook group called 'Missing - Glyn Taylor - Spalding, Lincolnshire' - and regularly updates it with messages to Glyn, and photographs, in the hope that he will get in touch.
She hopes that Glyn is still out there somewhere.
"He would be almost 40 years old this year. He may have his own family now," she said.
"I pray that he is safe. He has got to be somewhere. I wish I knew. It breaks my heart when I think about him. He was so young. It just baffles me what happened to him.
"He was about six foot tall and slim, with the most piercing blue eyes you can imagine. He used to make music videos and I can remember listening to him playing his guitar and singing."
Michaela, who now lives in Peterborough, first met Glyn on the RAF Wittering base where they lived with their families. He was then aged around 11-12 years old.
"My dad, Chris Bell, set up a youth club on the base," she said. "I got to know Glyn through that. My dad helped to teach him electronics and he learned to play the guitar. He was a lovely kid, such a sweetheart - a genuinely lovely boy.
"It is like he vanished into thin air. It is bizarre and totally out of character.
"When I first heard that he had gone missing I was shocked. I had seen him a few months before it happened when he had come to visit me and my mum and dad.
"Quite soon after, I heard he had gone missing. I was distraught."
The Spalding Guardian reported on Glyn's disappearance on our front page on July 19, 2001. His mum, Susan, made a desperate appeal for him to get in touch and said the whole family was very worried about him.
"I pray that he is safe. He has got to be somewhere. I wish I knew. It breaks my heart when I think about him. He was so young. It just baffles me what happened to him."
Donington Parish Councillor, Jane Stanley, said: "I remember the reports when Glyn went missing. I did not know him personally but I remember reading it in the local news, and remember the police search."
Michaela added: "Glyn, we are thinking about you and I hope you are okay. People are looking for you. We won't be angry with you. I would have tears of joy knowing that you are okay."
Detective Superintendent Jon McAdam, Head of the Protecting Vulnerable Persons unit for Lincolnshire Police, said: “This has been a significant investigation over the years and we remain committed to finding the truth behind what has happened to Glyn since his disappearance.
"This will continue to be an extremely difficult time for his family and friends, and Lincolnshire Police remain committed to investigating any new information. I would encourage anyone who has information they haven’t told us to get in touch. Our enquiry remains open and will do so until we find Glyn.”
- If you have any information about Glyn's disappearance, you can contact police on 101.