Grimsby man still missing after 25-years


Grimsby man still missing after 25-years

National organisation Missing People have renewed an appeal for missing Grimsby man Derek Sharp.

Today marks his 25th year missing from his home on Winchester Avenue.

Sharp was last seen in Grimsby on the 11th of March 1997 when he boarded a ferry from Hull to Rotterdam.

He was 40-years-old when he went missing, meaning he would now be around 65.

Despite boarding with a return ticket, Sharp never got on the ferry back and hasn’t been seen since.

According to reports, he was in a state of distress when he boarded the ferry.

Derek Sharp is described as being 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with dark hair and brown eyes and a gap between his front teeth.

Speaking on the 10th anniversary of his disappearance, his sister said: “In my heart, I think the worst has happened and most of my family do because he has not got in touch with any of us.

“People say he has probably gone now but I don’t give up hope. It is just hoping and waiting. It is an awful feeling.

“He is part of our family and we don’t know whether he is gone or still alive.

“You can never really rest. You can’t mourn for him because you don’t know exactly what has happened.

“Even though it is a long time since he went, we don’t forget.”

Anyone who might have seen Derek or who has information regarding his whereabouts should report it to Missing People by calling or texting 116000 and citing reference number 97-000656.

Contact Gi Grimsby
Email us:
Follows us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest local stories, breaking news and to join the conversation