“Every day we hope he will turn up” - family’s agony six months after Kevin Judge went missing

Kevin Judge
Kevin Judge

The family of a man who has been missing for six months say they will never give up hope of finding him.

Kevin Judge, 68, was last seen on Monday, April 15, at around 12.30pm, when he was dropped off near his Lupset home on Esther Avenue by a taxi.

Despite a massive search by police and nationwide appeals for information, his disappearance is still a mystery.

His daughter, Lisa Pool, 46, of Gill Sike Grove, Thornes, said: “It feels like he has been forgotten but not by me – he’s on my mind every day, it’s unbearable.

“Every day it gets worse – we have recently had to move all of his things out of his house. But every day I still hope he will turn up.

“No one has seen or heard from him. There’s no explanation for it – my dad was such a home bird.”

Since he was reported missing Mr Judge has not used his bank account.

The former miner is 5ft 7ins tall, slim and has thinning grey coloured hair that is worn slicked back. He also walks very slowly.

He has four children, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild and was a regular at Bollands Bar and the Talbot and Falcon pubs.

DI Vivien Sergerius-Allick, of Wakefield district safeguarding unit, said: “Kevin has now been missing for some considerable time.

“I appeal to the public to assist the family and police in this enquiry.

“Any small piece of information could assist in finding Kevin who is deeply missed by his family.”

Anyone with information about Mr Judge’s whereabouts should contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.