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Mum appeals for missing Darren Tunstall who vanished in east London 25 years ago

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 December 2017 | UPDATED: 08:33 04 December 2017

Ann Tunstall... in search of son missing for 25 years. Picture source: Met Police

Ann Tunstall... in search of son missing for 25 years. Picture source: Met Police

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A desperate mother sits by the phone at her home in east London for news of her son who went missing this day 25 years ago.

An E-fit image polcie have put together of how Darren Tunstall might look today, aged 45. Picture source: Met PoliceAn E-fit image polcie have put together of how Darren Tunstall might look today, aged 45. Picture source: Met Police

Ann Tunstall has never given up hope that her boy Darren will be in touch in time for Christmas.

Police looking for him at the time he vanished drew a blank and eventually the trail went cold.

But detectives have now released an artist’s impression of what they believe Darren Tunstall might look like today, aged 45, as his mother appeals to him to call home.

“Our home telephone number hasn’t changed,” Ann pleads. “So please get in touch—just to say you are okay if you see this appeal.”

Snaps of Darren as a boy growing up in east London. Picture source: Met PoliceSnaps of Darren as a boy growing up in east London. Picture source: Met Police

Darren was 20 when he was last seen by his family on December 3, 1992. He was living with his parents and sister in Walthamstow when he went missing after saying he was visiting friends over the weekend.

The missing person case file remains open to this day. But Darren’s family have never given up hope of finding him and have been working with the Missing People charity over the years. Darren is 6ft 4ins tall with size 15 shoes.

Det Sgt James Hardingham said: “We would encourage anyone who has not been in touch with their family to make contact at this festive time of year. We won’t disclose their whereabouts or circumstances if they prefer, but will let their families know they’re safe and well.”

It is hoped the 25th anniversary appeal with the E-fit image may encourage Darren or anyone who knows him to come forward.

The Missing People charity runs a 24-hour free helpline by phone, text and email to support anyone thinking about going missing, already away from home or missing a loved one.

Anyone with information about Darren Tunstall who vanished in east London in 1992 is being asked to contact the Missing Persons unit on 020-3276 0936, on Twitter @MPSWForest, Missing People on 116000, or email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk

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