Family plea on sailor missing in Dubai

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The “desperately worried” family of a British sailor missing in Dubai have issued a plea for information on his whereabouts.

Leading seaman Timothy Andrew MacColl, 27, was a member of the crew of HMS Westminster, which arrived in Dubai on Saturday and left on Thursday.

His family said the married father of two, whose wife is expecting their third child in October, was last seen by a shipmate getting into a taxi alone at around 2am on Sunday.

He is said to have just left the Rock Bottom Bar at the Regent Hotel in the area of Deira, around a 15-minute drive from Port Rashid where HMS Westminster was docked.

His wife Rachael said: “We are appealing to the people of Dubai and reaching out to the large expat community to help us find Timmy.” He is originally from Killin, in Scotland.