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Missing man from Bude has become a dad

Missing man from Bude has become a dad

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:32pm 8th January 2020. (Updated at 6:49am 9th January 2020)

The mum of a missing man from north Cornwall has told Pirate FM that he has now become a dad.

Ricky Gamage was last seen leaving work at The Venue in Bude on Saturday 28th December.

His baby was due on the 14th January but it has now been revealed that the arrival has come early - and it's a little boy.

Police say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' for Ricky's safety.

The 23-year-old's phone has been found on a beach in the Bude area and searches are still underway to try and find him.

Missing Ricky Gamage
Ricky Gamage, who is missing from Bude, has become a dad

"His baby was due on the 14th of January and the baby was born on Sunday, so he has a son, I just wish he could be there to see him.

"I messaged the mum asking how she was doing and she said that the baby was here.

"I just hope Ricky's gone somewhere hiding so he can clear his head.

"I'm just hoping and praying that he doesn't anything silly.

"We just want him home and to know that he's safe."

Sam Rowe, Ricky's mum

Ricky Gamage missing person
His mum had told Pirate FM she just wants him to come home and confirm he's safe

What was Ricky wearing? 

He was wearing a blue beanie hat with an unknown logo, a khaki green North Face hooded jacket, a grey 'Venue' logo t-shirt, black skinny jeans which had a tear on the left thigh, and black Dr Martin boots. 

Ricky is described as 6ft 2in tall with dark hair, a dark-coloured goatee beard, green eyes and a tattoo sleeve down his right arm.  

There have been a number of unconfirmed potential sightings of Ricky in Barnstaple, on the M5 at Burnham on Sea, the M5 at Taunton and on the M6 at Junction 11. 

Anyone who sees him, or has any information at all, is being urged to call officers on 999 straight away quoting log number 897 of 28/12/19.

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