Woman’s heart-rending search for her father

A WOMAN who has spent the last 22 years not knowing whether her father is alive or dead is pleading for answers.

Amanda Atkinson, who lives in Caton, near Lancaster, was distraught when the mystery disappearance of her father, Henry Baines, sparked a full-scale murder investigation.

Four people were arrested and a cellar at a Fleetwood home was ripped up. But Mr Baines – known to his friends as Harry – has never been found and now Mrs Atkinson fears anyone who knows what happened to her father will take their secrets to the grave.

The mum-of-five, whose father was living in Fleetwood when he disappeared, said: “It’s awful, especially as it was Father’s Day at the weekend.

“It never goes away. It doesn’t get any easier. It’s the not knowing if he’s alive.”

See The Visitor (22-06-11) for full story.