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Haydn Evans: Family's new appeal over missing Mold teenager

The family of a Flintshire teenager who has been missing for nearly two weeks have made an emotional plea for information as the search continues.

Cheshire Police have searched an area near the Carden Park Hotel in Broxton, where Haydn Evans, 18, from Mold, attended a Christmas party on 16 December.

Residents and farmers have been asked to check sheds and outbuildings.

His family said: "Christmas has passed and Haydn′s presents remain unopened".

Their statement added: "None of us can even consider celebrating this Christmas time whilst he is still missing.

"Every day that passes becomes more difficult and we have a huge void in our lives."

The family urged anyone with information to contact Cheshire Police.

The force's air support unit, dog handlers and an underwater search team have been examining the area.

Dog walkers

The search team - up to 50 people strong - includes members of the Cheshire Search and Rescue team, a volunteer group.

Insp Barry Brown said the search was ongoing and they were renewing their appeal for the public's help.

"There are significant sections of the community who can really help us by reporting anything unusual they might see as they move out and about," said Insp Brown.

"This includes dog walkers, hikers, off road cyclists, as well as other people who head off the beaten path," he continued.

"If you see anything which you think may be relevant, no matter how insignificant, we would like you to get in contact with Cheshire Police".

Mr Evans was last seen at the entrance of the Carden Park hotel at 01:00 GMT on Saturday, 17 December.

Sleet and snow

Officers have said previously the teenager may have become disorientated with the cold and unfamiliar surroundings after attending the Christmas party organised by his employers, a Mold construction company.

He was not wearing a coat or jacket although police believe he may have been carrying some money and a mobile phone.

Police said it was a cold night with showers of sleet and snow.

Mr Evans is about 5ft 9in (1.76m) and slim, with short brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt and trousers.

More than 1,900 people have joined a Facebook group appealing for information.

Police described the area as "large, rural and, in places, very difficult to access".

Celebrities including TV fashion guru Gok Wan and comedian Freddie Starr circulated the appeal on their Twitter social media feeds.

Anyone who travelled on the A41 Whitchurch road or A534 Wrexham road and may have seen Haydn Evans has been asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101.

The hotel is east of Wrexham and 12 miles south of Chester off the A534, near Clutton.

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