Press conference over missing Ascot man Brian Hynard

Brian Hynard
Image caption Brian Hynard's wife Stephanie says he is a loving husband

The wife of a man missing for one week from his Berkshire home has held a press conference to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Brian Hynard, 58, left his home in Sunninghill, Ascot, last Tuesday without his passport or credit cards.

Stephanie Hynard said a deteriorating back condition had left him in considerable pain for several years and required medication.

She appealed to anyone who had seen his silver Honda CRV 4x4 to contact police.

The registration of his vehicle is W67 XAN.

Mrs Hynard said she wanted her husband "to know how much I love him".

"I know that his deteriorating back condition has left him feeling extremely upset and low recently, almost as though life has become too unbearable for him.

"I know that he has been feeling particularly upset recently because the implants that were inserted into his back as part of an operation to help his condition three years ago, were affecting other discs higher up in his back, causing them to deteriorate."

Stop teaching

"It's so sad because Brian and I had so many dreams and plans together for when we both retired," she added.

"Approximately five years ago, Brian had to give up working as a teacher due to his condition which again was extremely difficult for him."

She said the medication he had been taking had resulted in "serious depression, loss of memory and disorientation".

"This medication would have run out by now, and he would be in even greater pain."

Mr Hynard was last seen leaving his family home in Fox Covert Close, Sunninghill, to visit a friend in Leatherhead, Surrey.

He did not arrive and has not been seen since.

He is described as white, 6ft 2in, of medium build, with short grey hair and wears glasses.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black coat and walking boots.

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