Missing person: ‘Phil loves Glasgow … it’s where he could go to get away from it all’

By Ian Marland at

A missing person appeal has spread to Glasgow.

Phil Nicol, 47, from London, has not been seen since March 1.

Missing person Phil Nicol

Missing: Phil has not been seen since March 1

His partner Marc Bates also from London and his family are increasingly concerned over his absence.

They say Phil is not in trouble but are desperate for him to get in touch.

Marc’s appeal on Twitter reads: “Phil Nicol, my beloved partner, has now been missing since 1st March.

“Please RT to #FindPhilNicol. He’s 47, 6′ tall, bald, blue eyes + warm smile.

Missing person Phil Nicol

Appeal: partner Marc is desperate to know that Phil is safe and well

“Tireless supporter @DiversityRM @cityreadlondon @switchboardLGBT @stonewalluk he needs your help.

“See him call @missingpeople 116 000”

The social media appeal has been shared hundreds of times around the UK.

Marc told Glasgow West End Today that there could be a chance Phil is in Glasgow.

Glasgow actress Katie Dickie is among the many people who have commented on or retweeted the appeal.

Marc’s Twitter appeal has been shared hundreds of times

“He does love Glasgow and visited a several times,” says Marc.

“He doesn’t know anyone there, and that makes me think that’s exactly where he might go to get away from everything.

“He’s not in any trouble, just want to know he’s ok (and to have him home).

“I think Glasgow affords him the chance to go unnoticed.”


Phil is mostly bald, with a short grey/blond beard, bright blue eyes, a warm smile and engaging nature.

He was working part-time with his Marc’s business but was keen to work again in the charity sector.

Phil was a tireless supporter of helpline London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, and it was there that he met partner Mar in 2006.

Phil is asked to contact the Missing People charity on 116000 (Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential).

See: http://www.missingpeople.org.uk/help-us-find/phil-nicol-18-001139

Or contact the Police Missing Persons Unit Walworth Road Police Station, Manor Place, Walworth, London SE173BB Phone: 020 72326246.