A woman has made a desperate plea for help after her husband went to the shops three months ago and never returned.

Joshua Jones said he was going to a pharmacy near his family home in Matlock, Derbyshire, on December 12 last year. Since then his wife, Talia, hasn’t heard a word from him.

Despite a desperate Christmas-time appeal, the 29-year-old bin man hasn’t been seen since.

Talia, 40, said: "I email him every day to tell him how much I love him.

"I’m not coping well and he was the glue that held our family together. Our two-year-old, Luke, points at his photo and asks for his dad. It’s heartbreaking."

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Talia hasn't seen Josh in three months

Talia, 40, says that she and Joshua had an argument shortly before he left.

She told The Sun: "I wish I stopped him from leaving. People fall out all the time. We had a beautiful relationship and I never thought he wouldn’t come home."

Talia went on: "If you’re reading this Josh, I’m sorry you felt the only option that day was to leave. I’m sorry and I love you so much.

The police have asked anyone who has seen Joshua, or has any information, no matter how small, on his current location, to get in touch

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"We miss you so much. Please just come home."

Joshua is described as 6ft tall, of slim build and has blue eyes and brown hair.

A Derbyshire police spokesperson said: "Joshua was wearing a pair of blue jeans that day, together with a grey Superdry coat which is darker on the body with lighter grey sleeves. The coat has a hood that is bright green on the inside."

Joshua was last seen on CCTV at the Boyes shop in Matlock town centre at around noon on December 12

The father of one was last sighted leaving a nearby Sainsbury’s and CCTV images show he was carrying an orange carrier bag.

Joshua’s thought to have been struggling with the stress of lockdown, and had some financial pressures – his car had cost more than expected to get through its MOT and he and Talia were worried about the cost of Christmas.

"We couldn’t ask family for money again because we had already done that," Talia explained.

"He texted me hours after he left to say it wasn’t my fault and he loved Luke, the girls and he loved me to the moon and back. That’s always been what we say to each other."