A Friern Barnet woman this week said she feared the worst for her husband who has been missing for almost three weeks after walking out of a psychiatric unit.

Monica Madrzyk made another emotional plea for her husband Jerzy, who is suffering from depression, to come home. She said she had not slept since he walked out of the Dennis Scott unit at Edgware Hospital on June 2.

Candlemaker Jerzy, also known as Jurek, had been involved in a court wrangle after another candlemaker in their native Poland allegedly stole one of his designs.

Mrs Madrzyk, 51, of Goldsmith Road, said: "The last week has been very, very hard. I cannot sleep, I cannot eat it's really bad. We are doing everything, putting up posters everywhere in Polish communities and churches and we have contacted Polish newspapers. I just really dread the worst, that he is not alive."

June 21, 2002 15:00