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Mum of missing man from Bude makes heartfelt plea

Mum of missing man from Bude makes heartfelt plea

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:47am 9th January 2020.

The mum of a missing man from north Cornwall has made a heartfelt plea for him to come home.

Ricky Gamage vanished in Bude just three days after Christmas.

Police say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' for the 23-year-old's safety and searches are still underway to find him.

Ricky's mum Sam has revealed that he has since become a dad.

His baby was due on the 14th of January but arrived early at the weekend - and it's a little boy.

Sam told Pirate FM she just wants Ricky to let her know that he's okay...

Ricky Gamage missing person
The mum of missing man Ricky Gamage is urging him to let her know that he's safe

"I love you so much Ricky, he knows that, I'm always telling him.

"He calls me mummy and we're just so close. His little sister Alana is absolutely devastated.

"Please Ricky, you don't know how this is eating away at me, I just want you home and to know that you're safe, I just want to know you're safe love, please come home."

Samantha Rowe, Ricky's mum

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

Missing Ricky Gamage
The 23-year-old vanished in Bude three days after Christmas

What do we know so far?

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

The 23-year-old's phone has been found on a beach in the Bude area.

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. 

When he was last seen, Ricky 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.  

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