Girlfriend’s emotional appeal for boyfriend to come back home after disappearing on Christmas day
| December 30th 2014
Maidstone, England: The girlfriend of a man who vanished after a festive night out has begged him to come home.
Natasha Morgan, 28, has spent two weeks, including a traumatic Christmas Day, searching for Patrick Lamb.
Her partner of six years went missing after he became separated from friends late at night in Maidstone, Kent.
CCTV taken later showed Patrick stumbling down the High Street and she fears he could have hit his head, lost his memory and be hurt or even dead.
In a video plea exclusively for the Sunday People, Natasha broke down. She pleaded: “Pat, if you’re listening, please can you come home to me, because I love you very much.”
She added: “It’s been unbearable. I can’t really describe how I’ve felt since it happened.
“I’ve just been looking for him and I’ll never give up, because he was my life. This is the longest I haven’t seen him for. I just don’t know what to do.”
Patrick, also 28, a broadcast engineer, was with two friends when they were split up in the town’s Bar Chocolate at 11pm. A last CCTV image of Patrick, 28, shows him walking down the High Street before midnight.
Natasha, a retail manager and dancer who lived with Patrick in Greenhithe, said: “Pat left on the morning of December 12 and told me he was going out in Maidstone with some friends and would be back next day.
"We had a normal conversation and said goodbye. That was the last time I saw him.”
When Patrick’s pals realised he hadn’t returned to their room on the morning of December 13, they alerted Natasha, who told police.
Officers were not worried at first but Natasha and Patrick’s family – mum Sharon, 57, father Tony, 65, sister Zoe, 20 and his four brothers – knew his disappearance was out of character and began searching.
When police scoured local CCTV footage he was seen walking in the High Street just after 11.30pm. He looked as if he had been hurt.
“You see a bouncer re-enact someone hitting their head,” said Natasha. “Pat then appears and leans against a shop by the Strawberry Moons nightclub.
“The bouncer goes to see if he’s ok and points him towards paramedics. He takes no notice.”
Patrick went into a Subway sandwich shop and was last seen walking the High Street between midnight and 12.30am.
Police divers have used sonar to scan the River Medway and trained dogs have been used in the hunt.
But with no fresh clues, Natasha, who is staying in a Premier Inn to be near the town, has joined with Patrick’s family to comb the area.
“We’re trying everywhere,” she said. “Alleys, derelict buildings. We have to think of everything. Could that bump on the head have been harder than we thought? Has he lost his memory?
“We don’t want to think the worst, but I’m so frightened he’s dead.”
Natasha said: “If anyone has information, please get in touch with us. It could be the tiny key to help us find him.”
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