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Three years on and Dewsbury police in West Yorkshire are still trying to find a man who disappeared from his home.

It was on March 14th 1999 when 43-year-old Mr Bruce Roger Gapper was last seen, and police and family are still very keen for him to get in touch.

Mr Gapper was employed by Huddersfield transport company, Dukes Transport, as a lorry driver who delivered mainly in the Greater Manchester area. On Monday 15th March 1999 he failed to attend work at 7am as was expected. His red Peugeot 309 Saloon car was
discovered with fire damage, abandoned in the Castle Hill area of Huddersfield that same morning.

Mr Gapper was reported missing the following day and has been missing ever since. He was last seen publicly at 2:30am on Sunday March 14th in Bradford Road, Batley, after leaving the Frontier nightclub to go and get some food. Enquiries revealed that the last person to have any contact with him was his father on the morning of Sunday 14th March, when Bruce was telephoned by his father at his home address in Dewsbury. It is also believed that Mr Gapper was in the Scarisbrick area of Southport on Wednesday 17th March 1999 and then back in West Yorkshire the following morning, Thursday March 18, in the Morley area.

Mr Gapper had lived in Groves Hall Road in the Dewsbury Moor area for 10 years before he went missing. He is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins tall, stocky build, balding brown hair, normally clean shaven, with blue eyes and wore spectacles. It is not known what he was last wearing but it is believed he may have worn an unusual solid gold neck chain with a
speedboat pendant.

His immediate family live in the Southport area and he had a circle of friends who were mainly associated with the Frontier nightclub in Batley.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dewsbury CID on 01924 431059.

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