Boyfriend plea for missing clubber
The boyfriend of missing nightclubber Sian O'Callaghan has made a tearful appeal for information to find her.
The 22-year-old was last seen about 2.50am on Saturday as she left the Suju club in Swindon, Wiltshire, alone to walk the half-mile home to the flat she shared with her boyfriend.
Fighting back tears, Kevin Reape said: "I just want to say how very worried we are about Sian. She has been missing now for over two days and it's not like her to not come home or contact any of us for such a long time.
"We all want to know where Sian is and we want her home safe and well. Sian is a bubbly, lively person and is instantly liked by everyone she meets.
"She is very close to her family and has lots of friends. We'd like to thank all of the people who have shown us support and helped search for Sian. Their kind words and gestures have been a great help to us. Someone out there must have seen or known where she is and we just want them to come forward and contact the police."
Mr Reape, 26, a quantity surveyor, added: "This is a terrible time for all of us and we are praying for Sian's safe return. If Sian is listening and doesn't want to contact us I beg her to at least ring the police.
"We are all really grateful for the media coverage which we are sure is helping to spread the appeal but after the conference today we would really like to be left alone to deal with this difficult situation. We all just want to know that she's OK as it's breaking our hearts not to know where she is."
Miss O'Callaghan, an office administrator, had been on a night out with girl friends at the Japanese-themed club before she went missing. Mr Reape, who had spent the day at the Cheltenham Races, raised the alarm at 9.45am on Saturday morning when she had not returned to the flat they shared in Westmorland Road.
Police have been searching 4,500-acre Savernake Forest, near Marlborough, for signs of Miss O'Callaghan because mobile phone masts have put her telephone in that area after leaving the nightclub.
Miss O'Callaghan is described as being white, 5ft 3in tall, of medium build, with brown hair cut in an asymmetric style and green eyes. She was wearing a grey dress, black bolero-style jacket, dark tights and flat boots when she was last seen, and was carrying a dark handbag with a beige flower attached.