National Crime Agency Data Shows increase in Missing People

In England and Wales a person is reported missing every 90 seconds.

There has been a 15% increase in the number of missing people calls from 2015/16, according to data from the National Crime Agency (NCA).

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Sarah Young, Specialist in Missing People Law

Although 79% of missing people usually return within 24 hours, 21% of missing people may never return home to their loved ones.

Families and friends keep hope, years go by and there still may not be a clue as to where they could be, hand in hand with the disappearance comes distress and worry.

Data from the (NCA) signifies that 1 in 5 people who were reported to be missing had mental health issues. Relationship problems and abduction followed to be the next most common reasons for disappearance of a person.

Sarah Young, a specialist in  Missing People Law understands that this is a traumatic experience for anyone and that it can lead to other issues. She has dealt with a number of high profile cases, she said,

“When a family member goes missing, there may have been extensive campaigns to find them, unfortunately, with little if any results.

In many cases hope remains but many of their personal affairs are still left and unanswered for, it may be the case that your own finances have suffered as a result of a loved one’s disappearance.

For you to have the right to manage the finances of a missing person, you will need to obtain a declaration of presumed death. I will be able to provide more information, so please feel free to call and chat.”

You can reach Sarah Young on 01484 538 421 alternatively you can email Sarah at sarah.young@ridleyandhall.co.uk

A few of Sarah’s cases can be found by following the below links

Testimonial from Sarah’s client Jo

“My husband Jakub went missing on 2nd January 2012, I was beside myself and had no idea how to deal with the situation.

The Missing Persons Bureau gave me a couple of names of some solicitors who specialised in this field, so I rang them and I instantly took a liking to Sarah.  When we first spoke she was very sympathetic to my situation and assured me that she would do her utmost to get everything sorted.

At the time I was working 3 jobs to try an keep my mortgage payments going, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to meet them and started to get in arrears with my mortgage, and the mortgage company started re-possessing proceedings.  Having to deal with all the financial problems let alone my emotional problems was starting to take it’s toll on me, but Sarah came to the rescue and managed to liaise with the mortgage company and she eventually saved my house so I didn’t become homeless.

We came upon many obstructions during the 3 1/2 years that Sarah and her team worked on my case but Sarah and her PA Tracey were always positive that we would get everything resolved.

There were days that I would ring either Sarah or Tracey in tears because I didn’t think I could cope anymore and they were so brilliant with me, telling me that everything will be alright in the end, and they were right, every problem has been sorted.

I cannot express my thanks enough.  Sarah and Tracey are so approachable and treated me more like a friend rather than a client, which is what you need when you are going through this horrific experience.

So once again, thank you Sarah, Tracey and all of your team for giving me my life back.

If you ever find yourself in my situation, do not hesitate to contact Sarah and her team, they really are one team in a million.”

Much love, Jo