Dad in ap­peal to find the daugh­ter he has never met

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AMAN has launched an ap­peal in a des­per­ate at­tempt to trace his long-lost daugh­ter.

Brind­ley Boyles, of Al­bert Street, Chad­der­ton, has never met his baby, who was given up for adop­tion.

He had split up with the baby’s mother months be­fore the birth on May 21, 1978.

His daugh­ter, now aged 36 and be­lieved to be called Claire, at­tempted to con­tact Brind­ley back in 2003 while she was work­ing in London.

But cir­cum­stances at the time meant he never took up the of­fer.

Brind­ley is now hop­ing his daugh­ter can for­give him and prays that she gets back in touch.

“That’s my one re­gret in life,” said Brind­ley. “I don’t want to in­ter­fere in her life but I would re­ally like her to meet her fam­ily.”

In a twist of fate, Brind­ley bumped into his baby’s ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther while work­ing as a se­cu­rity guard. He told Brind­ley that Claire had man­aged to trace her mum’s side of the fam­ily and was still look­ing for him.

Sadly Brind­ley never took up the of­fer and has since lost the con­tact num­bers.

Brind­ley said: “I was 23 and she was 18 and her par­ents thought we were too young to get mar­ried.

“I was at the pic­tures with a friend the day she was born. I called her house and was just told that mother and baby were do­ing well.

“I’ve never for­got­ten my daugh­ter and she’s al­ways been on my mind.”

Brind­ley later mar­ried and has a son, Gareth, who is also hop­ing to meet his half-sis­ter.

Brind­ley added: “My fam­ily all told me off for not get­ting in touch with Claire at the time but I’m try­ing to rec­tify that now.

“I want to try and give my son and daugh­ter the chance to know each other.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to email brin­boyles@hot­

●● Brind­ley Boyles has launched a Face­book ap­peal to trace his long-lost daugh­ter who was adopted at birth

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