THE partner of a missing woman has launched a renewed appeal to find her five years after she disappeared.
Gillian Affleck was last heard on the morning of August 24, 2017 after speaking to her partner Martina Walton on the phone.
After a stay at her mum’s house, Martina returned to the couple’s home in Patcham to get a message from Gillian saying she wanted to go for a walk and call them on her mobile. However, Gillian has not been seen since then.
Speaking to The Argus at the time, Martina said: “I worry every day and it gets harder and harder with every day that goes by.
“It’s so agonizing not to know, and that’s the worst part.”
Martina’s latest appeal began with a week-long digital billboard campaign on August 8, Gillian’s 55th birthday, at Brighton Station, where digital billboard company JCDeaux offered space to display her missing poster.
Ndella Senghore, from the charity Missing People, said: “We are excited for the opportunity to launch a larger form of outreach to help in the search for Gillian.
“Since JCDecaux is kindly donating all available boards, we are very happy and honored to be able to offer this to the many families who need our help.
“Committees have helped in the past to locate the many cases referred to us, so we hope this new, very public opportunity will result in positive sightings of Gillian.
“All it takes is one person.”
At the time of her disappearance, Gillian was described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall with medium build and brown shoulder length hair. She was last spotted in a gray stone effect Peter Storm waterproof jacket, a skinny blue or gray top with three-quarter sleeves, brown ankle boots and a gray knitted scarf. She carried a large gray Karrimor backpack.
In 2018, Martina led an eight mile walk along the Sussex Downs to raise money for the Missing People charity.
Martina said: “I’ve been through every emotion there is – all I have to do is call missing persons and they’re there to chat.”
Anyone with information about Gillian’s disappearance is urged to contact the missing people hotline on 116 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20720291.partner-missing-brighton-woman-relaunches-appeal-find/?ref=rss Missing Brighton woman’s partner launches renewed appeal to find her