Manton mum’s relief for safe return of missing Phillip

Phillip Woollett
Phillip Woollett

THE mother of a Manton man who went missing for five days has thanked the police and public for ensuring his safe return home.

Phillip Woollett, 44, of Forest Lane, went missing on the evening of Saturday 8th October when he left home for the Litten Tree pub in Worksop.

He was found on the A15 southbound by Humberside Police on the morning of Thursday 13th October.

Mum Patricia said the police had done a “fantastic” job and thanked her family and friends for their support.

“I don’t know what I would have done without them. From the Cornish and Durham police to officers in Humberside and Notts - they have all been fantastic,” she said.

“Thanks to everyone here who helped, particularly Coun Josie Potts who has been just tremendous. She was a real shoulder to cry on.”

Concerns grew for Phillip after he went missing on Saturday 8th October and did not show up for his cleaning job at Papa’s Fish and Chips shop, Worksop, the following morning.

Patricia said it was an extremely difficult time for the family not knowing where Phillip was and that it was a “massive relief” he is now home.

“Phillip wasn’t very well at all when he came home but he is picking up now and he is very happy to be home. His 13-year-old daughter Sharon is also delighted he is home safe and well,” she said.