Missing man: Damion Vernon’s mother has died

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The mother of a man who went missing almost five months ago has died.

Damion Vernon, 32, of Bridlington, was last seen in the Belle Vue area of the city on Monday, December 8.

And now his mother, Margaret Fox, 53, has died at Scarborough Hospital after suffering from an aneurysm at home in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, April 25 .

Damion’s sister, Sherri Miller, 26, said: “My mum was everybody’s right arm. She was the rock of the family and to lose her is devastating.

“Following this news, we now need to make sure Damion comes home. If anyone knows anything, then please get in touch with the police. Somebody out there must know something.”

Detectives said Mr Vernon, left his blue Vauxhall Corsa, registration number YH51 FLL, parked on Sycamore Street, Belle Vue. He then walked along an alleyway off Sycamore Street, which is close to the River Calder.

Margaret’s sister, Bridget Bean, 52, said: “We are so grateful and overwhelmed by everybody sending us their condolences.

“Margaret was distraught when Damion left. She was never the same again and she didn’t leave the house.

“She was just heartbroken. It was as though her life stopped that day.”

Mr Vernon is 6ft tall, slim and has short wavy light brown-coloured hair. He was last seen wearing a mustard-coloured body warmer, a green long-sleeved woollen jumper and jeans.

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 438 of December, 9, 2014.