Launceston father fears for missing son’s safety

The father of a Launceston man missing since July last year has pleaded for his boy to come home.

Tim Clark has not seen his 24-year-old son, Tyson Timothy Clark-Roberston, in almost eight months.

Making an official report to police on Monday, Mr Clark said it was “completely out of character” for Tyson to disappear.

“I love my boy and I fear for his safety, it’s just not like him, ” Mr Clark said.

“I’ve been messaging him for ages saying ‘call me, call me’, and it just never happened.” 

Tyson’s uncle, Ian Robertson, also said it was unlike him to be missing for so long.

Tyson Timothy Clark-Robertson

Tyson Timothy Clark-Robertson

“We have lost track of him before, but that was only for a few weeks, he’s never gone missing like this before,” he said.

“He doesn’t deserve to have anything bad happen to him.”

The last confirmed sighting of Tyson was on July 18, however Mr Roberston said a family member spotted someone who looked like him in Devonport in November.

Tasmania Police Detective Inspector Phillipa Burk said Launceston CIB was conducting “numerous background investigations and a number of resources are being used to make further inquiries”.

Tyson is described as being of slight build, 170 centimetres tall with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact the Launceston Criminal Investigation Branch on 131 444. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au.