Family of missing sailor make plea to find Dubai taxi driver
The family of missing British sailor Timmy MacColl who was last seen being put in a taxi by mates in Dubai a week ago are appealing for the driver to come forward.
The dad-of-two, whose wife, Rachel, is expecting their third child in October, had been at Rock Bottom in the Regent Palace Hotel in Bur Dubai with fellow sailors last Saturday night.
At 2am on Sunday, May 27, his mates flagged down a taxi, paid the driver Dhs70 and asked him to take their friend to their ship HMS Westminster, which was docked at Port Rashid.
MacColl, pictured, has not been seen since. Last night a family member told 7DAYS: “As far as the family is aware the last time Timmy was seen was by this taxi driver.
“He had been out with his mates and we are assuming he had too much to drink. We would ask the taxi driver or anybody with any information whatsoever to contact us through 7DAYS.
“We are hoping the taxi driver knows where he has gone.”
Personnel from HMS Westminster checked with police stations and hospitals. The Royal Navy is still working with Dubai Police to try to establish what happened to the 27 year old.
He had told his wife just 14 hours earlier that he was looking forward to speaking to their two children, aged six and four, on Skype, but the phone call didn’t happen.
His frantic family have started a facebook campaign to publicise his disappearance. Within hours of it going live yesterday it had more than 40,000 followers.
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