Ex-Coventry, Swansea, Doncaster, Wigan, Cambridge player Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro goes missing as his wife makes an emotional plea.
The 45-year-old former Premier League player, who now lives in Hull, was reported missing on Monday after he left home to go to the gym.
His wife, Annaliese, shared an emotional public appeal via her Facebook account, before the message was then spread across various social media sites.
She wrote: “Really didn’t want to have to do this but if anyone sees Jamie can you please let me know ASAP.
“He left home at lunch time saying he was going to the gym – but he was acting really strange and out of character – he’s emptied his car boot – (which I assumed was for the cases for holiday at weekend) and he’s gone.
“I finished work at 5pm – was worried he wasn’t home yet – tried calling but his phone is switched off.”
Barnwell-Edinboro also spent time in non-league and his wife is concerned over his disappearance.
She added: “He has no money, no clothes, nothing, and I’m really concerned for his welfare, having struggled with mental health previously.”
Barnwell-Edinboro had previously gone missing in 2014, though he had since began his UEFA A Licence coaching course and helped set up Blokes United.
According to their website and social media pages, it is a confidential, non-judgemental, social inclusion group that offers support from experience and, most importantly, “football therapy”.
Barnwell-Edinboro’s former club North Ferriby have also made their own appeal, writing: “Anyone who has seen or has any information ex-Villager Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro please let his family or the Police know.”
Anybody who has any information regarding Barnwell-Edinboro’s whereabouts is urged to call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting log number 450 of 23/08.
Don’t know whether you’ve seen this but Barnie has gone missing 😞 @Martinfoster20 @curtiswoodhous8 can you share this lads please. #missingperson Jamie Barnwell Edinborough in the Hull area. pic.twitter.com/YanEtounIF
— Tudes (@TheRealTudes) August 23, 2021
HIS PLAYING CAREER:
1994–1996 – Coventry City
1995 → Swansea City (loan) – 4 games (0 goals)
1996 → Wigan Athletic (loan) – 10 games (1 goal)
1996–1998 – Cambridge United – 63 games (12 goals)
1997 → Rushden & Diamonds (loan) – 5 games (3 goals)
1998–1999 – Stevenage Borough
1999 – Doncaster Rovers – 11 games (1 goal)
– Hinckley United
– Brigg Town
– North Ferriby United
– Denaby United
– Hall Road Rangers
2010 – Scarborough Athletic
2010 – Hall Road Rangers
2014 – Hull United
As the ex-Coventry, Swansea, Doncaster, Wigan, Cambridge player goes missing, those who love and know him has also tweeted…
@Brano1979: Lovely guy. Help
@ingas06: Anyone with any information please get in touch
@mchezza59: Will all my Twitter mates please please please retweet this Jamie needs to back in the arms of his family
@dlpssd47: Hope he’s found safe and well x
@ginna10: Anyone please help. Lets get him back to his loved ones.
@waynebe00475616: Cmon people please share. Jim Bob, it can be sorted. We love ya🥲❤️
@Gazz_Plods: Come on folks , let’s try and find this former Rover #drfc
@McstravickTom: I hope Barnie is ok. Worked with him at Leeds towards the end of last season. A top bloke.
@FPL_CHEF: Let’s get Jamie home top fucking lad please share
@PBNutritionltd: Come on social media do your thing. We need to find Barney safe and well, he has changed a hell of a lot of player’s lives with his coaching and niceness. He is a legend of a bloke 🤞❤ get sharing everyone
@HullCityLive: If you’ve seen J, please contact the emergency services. Hope you get yourself home, mate. #MissingPerson #Hull
@FudgeLuke: Come on @JamieJBE75 get yourself home mate. Topman! 🙏
@Rikki_Paylor: Top man is Barney! Please share to my any of my mates over Hull way to get him back! Come on @JamieJBE75 mate, get yourself home!
@jchezza90: Can anyone out and about tonight keep an eye out for Jamie if you see him please call Humberside Police on 101 and quote log 450 of 23/8
@ForeverAYellow: Such worrying news, really hope Jamie is found safe and well, get back home lad, your family and friends are missing you
Sarah Davies: Hope he home and safe real soon 🙏 ❤
Charlene Robinson: Praying he’s ok 💙
Katrina Henderson: Hope this guy is found safe and well and is home with his family soon ❤x
Lee Marshall: 🙏🙏🙏, hopefully he’ll be ok, Jamie, lots of people here you mate, who care ❤
Sita Douglas: Jamie, you are loved. Please make contact with your wife or the police, or another trusted person you know ♥️
Becky Littlewood: Hope hes home soon
Adi Lewis: Hoping he’s just getting his head clear and gets home safe and well.
John Petherbridge: Hope he’s found soon get ya self home pal your family need you