Missing Hull man Jay Cracknell: Dad's desperate plea
THE family of a west Hull man they have not seen for more than two weeks have begged him to let them know he is safe.
Jason Cracknell, known as Jay, has not contacted any friends or family since Tuesday, September 18.
Jay, a self-employed joiner, left his home in Hessle High Road on foot.
He left with no mobile phone, identification, bank cards or keys, although he did take some camping gear, a change of clothes and about £200 in cash.
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After being reported missing, police officers managed to track him down ten days ago.
However, the police will not reveal Jay's whereabouts to his family, who insist there was no fall-out before he left.
They are now growing increasingly worried because Jay, 40, has been suffering with depression following the death of his mother in January from motor neurone disease.
His medication is due to run out this week and it would have been his mum's birthday tomorrow.
Jay's dad Neville Cracknell, of Appleton Road, west Hull, said: "We don't know where he is and the police won't tell us.
"I lost my wife in January and I'm having problems getting over it. Now my son has gone.
"Jason is having the same problems. He has had counselling for it and medication."
Mr Cracknell said he is angry the police are refusing to tell the family where they found Jay.
Neville said: "Jason told the police he will come home when he is ready.
"I rang them last week and they still won't tell us where he is.
"They said it would be a breach of confidence, but something might happen to him.
"Everyone has been searching for him but he could be anywhere."
A Facebook page has been set up by friends and family to help find him, while searches have taken place around Hessle Foreshore, close to Humber Bridge Country Park.
Jay's brother Mark, a firefighter, said: "We just want to know he is safe.
"My mum was a fit and healthy woman before she got motor neurone disease.
"It was horrible to watch her go through that but she showed such courage.
"We now need that courage to get through this and Jay needs to find that same courage to come back."
Another search took place over the weekend around Hessle Foreshore and a further search will take place in Barton.
Mark said: "We went out again at the weekend with about 15 to 20 of us. We thought we might see a fire or a tent but it was to no avail.
"We don't want to force him away, we are a close family and we can help him."
Jay's partner Angie Craven, 43, is concerned about how he will cope without medication on his mum's birthday.
She said: "Jay's medication is something you need to be weaned off – you can't just stop it.
"We haven't heard anything and, with his mum's birthday coming up, we're not sure how that will affect him.
"I have gone through his mobile and contacted friends but no one knows anything."
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "Mr Cracknell was located safe and well by police and his family has been advised, however he did not wish for his whereabouts to be disclosed to his family, which is his right.
"He is therefore no longer being treated as a missing person by the police and this has been explained to his family."
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