Search outbuildings for missing dad, begs family

Matthew Hodgson with his daughters Eleanor and Olivia.''Mathew is missing from home
Matthew Hodgson with his daughters Eleanor and Olivia.''Mathew is missing from home
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RELATIVES of a Sheffield man missing from home for more than a month today urged people to check in their sheds, garages and outhouses for signs of him.

Matthew Hodgson, aged 48, of Charnock, vanished on Wednesday, October 26, and has not been seen or heard from since.

The father-of-two, a HR professional, did not take his car, phone or wallet with him when he disappeared – leaving family and friends worried for his safety.

His youngest daughter Eleanor, 14, who lives with her 17-year-old sister Olivia and their mum in Kiveton Park, Rotherham, urged residents to help look for him.

“If farmers can check all their outbuildings and if people can look in their garden sheds and garages for him it would help us feel that we are all doing everything we can to look for him,” she said.

Matthew’s family also want taxi drivers who work in the Charnock area to check their records to see if they picked him up on the day he went missing.

They also want people who use buses and trams to try to remember if they saw him that day.

Eleanor said: “We just want him home – some days we feel positive and think we will get some good news but other days we feel down not knowing where he is.

“We just want him to let us know he is safe.”

Matthew is 6ft, medium build, with grey, balding hair and sometimes wears glasses.

He is believed to have been wearing a chunky beige top and blue jeans and may have been wearing a black Fila anorak and white trainers with some blue on them.

It is believed he may have had an old navy blue rucksack with him.

n Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident 1,225 of October 26.