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Missing sailor's wife makes new plea to Dubai

Rachael MacColl issues fresh appeal for information, exactly a year after husband disappears in emirate

Missing sailor's wife makes new plea to Dubai
Timothy MacColl has been missing for five weeks (Image: Facebook)

The wife of a British sailor who went missing in Dubai exactly a year ago has made a fresh appeal to authorities in the emirate to help her find her husband.

Rachael MacColl, speaking on Sky TV on the first anniversary of Timothy's disappearance, said she needed Prime Minister David Cameron to help "open up communications" with Dubai.

Timothy MacColl, who was serving on HMS Westminster, disappeared during a visit to the UAE.

MacColl was last seen leaving the Rock Bottom Cafe in Bur Dubai in the early hours of May 27 2012.

British authorities have previously said they are treating it as a missing person’s case and are working closely with local authorities.

His wife told Sky TV: "I just don't know if my husband was killed or murdered. I need the help of David Cameron to push Dubai to open up the lines of communication so I can start to find out the answers for my children and for me.

"Not knowing what happened to him is so hard. I need to know, I want to bring him home whatever's happened so he can be here with us and be safe on British soil."

In October, MacColl's wife made an emotional plea for information about her husband, saying: "My husband is not just a sailor; he's an adoring father, son and uncle. He is my soul mate, my first love and best friend."

She added: "For the last five months I have sat at home unable to give up hope, unable to move forward, unable to grieve and constantly dreading the fact that the knock on the door might or might not ever come again."