MP urges more pressure in missing Gosport sailor search

Timmy MacColl and his wife Rachael
Timmy MacColl and his wife Rachael
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GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has urged the government to keep putting pressure on Dubai authorities over their search for a missing sailor.

It is now more than a year since Leading Seaman Timmy MacColl, from Gosport, went missing after his Portsmouth-based ship, HMS Westminster, visited Port Rashid.

Today in questions to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ms Dinenage sought assurances that resources were still being given to the search.

The minister for Asia and the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said: ‘I was in Dubai recently and met the chief of police.

‘We discussed the case and are continuing to urge the authorities to do all they can to see what, if any, light they can shed on this sad disappearance.’

Ms Dinenage added: ‘I will continue to keep the pressure on the FCO.’