Former Premier League footballer goes missing as his wife makes emotional plea

The wife of a former Premier League footballer has released an emotional plea following his disappearance.

Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro spent two years at Coventry City in the 90s while playing for Swansea, Wigan and Cambridge United.

The 45-year-old, who now lives in Hull, was reported missing on Monday after leaving home to go to the gym.

His wife Annaliese shared an emotional public appeal on Facebook, writing: “I really didn’t want to have to do this, but if anyone sees Jamie, can you let me know ASAP.

“He left the house at lunch time saying he was going to the gym – but he was acting really weird and out of character – he emptied his car trunk – (which I assumed was for the suitcases for the holidays on the weekend) and he left.

Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro spent two years in Coventry City in the 90s

“I finished work at 5 pm – I was afraid he wasn’t home yet – I tried to call but his phone is off.”

Barnwell-Edinboro has also spent time outside the league and his wife is worried about his disappearance.

She added: “He has no money, no clothes, nothing, and I’m really worried about his well-being, having had mental health issues in the past.”

Barnwell-Edinboro had already passed away in 2014, but had since started his UEFA A license coaching course and helped set up Blokes United.

Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro has disappeared from his home in Hull
Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro has disappeared from his home in Hull

According to their website and social media pages, this is a confidential, non-judgmental social inclusion group that offers experience-based support and, most importantly, ‘soccer therapy’.

Former Barnwell-Edinboro Club North Ferriby also made their own appeal, writing: “Anyone who has seen or has information on ex-villager Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro, please let their family or the police know.”

Anyone with information on Barnwell-Edinboro’s whereabouts is urged to call Humberside Police on non-emergency number 101, citing newspaper number 450 of 08/23.

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