Earlier yesterday, Julia had reported Ben missing and spent four hours being interviewed by police.
This is all we know about the situation at the moment. We would like to thank everyone who expressed their concern and support. We would also like to thank the police personnel who also expressed their concern and support, and their confirmation that Ben had been very brave in publicly exposing the matters he did.
I know that some people had doubts about Ben's disappearance and suggested it was a publicity stunt, but the facts are that Ben and his wife were subjected to threats including death threats, and Ben took the action he did to protect himself and his family.
Ben had decided to go into hiding following the recent UK Column conference, when he was informed by Dave Eden, a former CID detective, that his wife was in immediate danger as a result of Ben’s work. It was made clear that Ben should have an “exit strategy”.
On Thursday 23rd of May, after the attacks in Woolwich (approximately half a mile from the Fellows residence), Ben and his wife returned home from visiting friends to find that their flat had been broken in to. Nothing appeared to be stolen.
At 11:30pm that evening, the phone rang and an anonymous man told Ben to look outside his window to the other side of the street. A man in a black ski mask stood there on a mobile phone, the caller said “What happened to that soldier today is what is going to happen to you”
By the 28th of May, Ben and his wife decided to leave London and to drive to a safe house. On arrival to the safe house, the couple were told that the safe house had been compromised, so Ben decided to leave on his own for fear of harm coming to his wife. He arranged to stay with a friend at a location known to Ben and his Wife.
However, nothing has been heard from Ben since he left on the 28th of May. This morning (3rd of June), Ben Fellows’ wife received word from the friend whom Ben was to stay with, who alerted her that Ben never arrived.
We are now attempting to contact various resources to see if anyone has any details on Ben’s location.
If you have any information on Ben's whereabouts, please contact us on 01752 478050 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Fellows wife, Julia, will join us on tomorrow's UK Column Live at 1PM (4th June 2013).
Here is Ben's most recent appearance on UK Column Live. Fast forward 30 minutes if you wish to miss out the news part of the video: