Stephen McCloskey: Family of missing Derry man appeal for his return

Stephen McCloskey Image copyright PSNI
Image caption Stephen McCloskey has been missing for more than a week, and was last seen in the Springtown area of Derry

The family of a missing Londonderry man have appealed for anyone who may have seen him to contact them.

Stephen McCloskey, 33, was last seen near Ard Grange in the Springtown area of the city on 28 October.

Police have described the father of three as being about 6 ft (1.8m) tall, of stocky build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

His partner Sinéad Lynch told BBC Radio Foyle she had been left "devastated" by his disappearance.

"I miss him and I need him home, the kids are missing him," he said.

'Brilliant daddy'

"There are no words to describe how this feels, the kids just want to know when he's coming home.

"Contact me, his family or the police, even with anything big or small, it could help.

"Stephen, we love you, we miss you and we just need our family time together."

Mr McCloskey's sister, Lisa McCloskey, said it was "very out of character" for her brother to have disappeared for such a length of time.

She said: "He's a good character. He can make you laugh, he's a brilliant brother and a brilliant daddy.

"We just want him to come home. None of us can focus right until we get him home.

"Please come home, Stephen. We all miss you, we're in bits."