A NATIONWIDE TV appeal is to be made to trace a missing Huddersfield man.
The mysterious case of Steven Cooper will be screened on the Missing programme on BBC1 next Wednesday at around 9.15am.
His brother, Chris Cooper – a detective in the Metropolitan Police – will be giving a live interview in the studio.
The appeal will be screened across the UK including Ireland and Steven’s family hope it could provide some vital information to help in the hunt for the 47-year-old.
He vanished from his home in Scar Lane in Golcar on January 21 and his Ford Focus was found near the village of Moy in northern Scotland six days later.
A huge search failed to find him and posters have since been put around Glasgow and Scotland highlighting his disappearance.
Last month, his family held a market stall in Huddersfield which raised more than £1,100 for three good causes that have helped since Steven went missing. They also raised £200 by selling yellow ribbons for the Missing People charity.
They have given a total of £500 to Missing People and £400 each to Cairngorm Mountain Rescue in Scotland and the Search And Rescue Dog Association.
Steven’s sister, Trish, said: “The National Search And Rescue Dog Association said they never get any money donated so were thrilled to receive the £400.’’
An auction will be held on Saturday, June 7, to boost the fund-raising even further.
It will be at New Mill Working men’s Club from 7.30pm.
Steven’s family have written many letters for help from all over the UK and the items for auction already include tickets for Huddersfield Town, tickets for rugby league games donated by Bradford Bulls and St Helens, signed photos from Eastenders cast members and a size 10 top worn by actress Jenny Platt who played Violet Wilson in Coronation Street.
The top has a certificate of authenticity.
Mr Cooper suffers with the rare condition Marfan Syndrome which means he often struggles to walk.
He is 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and with blue/green eyes with short, thinning hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark blue waterproof jacket, a three-coloured, striped, grey jumper and blue jeans.
Anyone with any information about Steven’s disappearance should call freephone 0800 700740.
To offer donations for the charity auction contact Chris or Trish on 07775704356.