Lancashire

Fresh attempt to trace missing Blackpool father

Chay Lancaster
Image caption Chay Lancaster went missing on 11 September 2010

Three teenage daughters of a missing Lancashire man are making a fresh appeal to trace their father.

The daughters of Chay Lancaster, 42, from Blackpool, are involved in the launch of a new campaign to trace missing people in the North West.

Mr Lancaster went missing after leaving his mother's home in Torsway Avenue, Blackpool, on 11 September 2010.

His face will be on posters displayed by Virgin Trains at regional railway stations.

On Saturday, his daughters will visit Crewe train station in Cheshire to mark the official launch of the train company's new search partnership with the charity Missing People.

Thanking the charity and the train company, Mr Lancaster's daughter Liz, 20, said: "I hope the new posters will help bring my father home, as we all miss him so incredibly much."

Mountain search

The keen walker was spotted in Windermere, in the Lake District, the day after he went missing and was believed to be heading for the Langdale Pikes area.

A six-hour search by the Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue team proved fruitless.

It is estimated that almost 50,000 people disappear every year from the North West.

Virgin Trains' human resources director, Patrick McGrath, said: "Virgin Trains is delighted to support the great work that Missing People does in the North West.

"We carry over 28 million customers a year over our west coast network and millions of those pass through stations in the region, where they will see the posters.

"We hope that displaying the posters will lead to some welcome news for friends and families of those who have gone missing."

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