Rebecca Watts missing: Family blasts vile internet trolls as search drags on
Becky's aunt Sarah says Darren Galsworthy is a "complete shell of himself"
The family of missing Becky Watts have slammed internet "trolls" who have posted cruel comments about her father.
Becky, 16, was last seen at dad Darren Galsworthy's home on Thursday February 19 and has not been spotted or heard from since.
Forensics officers have been searching the house he shares with wife Anjie, 49, since Wednesday, and the couple have been moved into a 'safe house'.
Darren's sister Sarah Broom posted a photograph on Facebook of her brother in happier times, next to one of him during the search for Becky in recent days.
She said he was "half the man he was" and accused "narrow minded people" of conducting a "witch hunt".Gaunt: The father of missing teenager Rebecca Watts, Darren Galsworthy joins people who have voluntered to help search for his daughter
The comments come after Darren, 51, posted a Facebook message suggesting Becky could be the victim of a sex attack on Wednesday.
The note - written it in block capital letters and repeated three times in just 11 minutes - asked women to watch out for blood on family member's underwear.
It also comes after police started to search open water near her home today.
Writing on Facebook, Sarah said: "Just for all those trolls that said my brother 'looks like' - and whatever word or phrase their shallow mind chose to put next - this is my brother before this living hell.
"As you can see, half the man he was - a complete shell of himself! - the same as we'd all be with the other half of us missing.
"So please next time someone passes judgement, just share this photo and remind them what their looking at now is a man that hasn't eaten, hasn't sleep, nor functioned properly for the last 7 days!!
"Because people only see what their s**t blurred eyes choose to, and not what a person really is or was! Love you bro."
She said the family - who were in a "living hell" - were searching landfills and open spaces for clues.
Writing on Thursday, she added: "I know there has been so many trolls having a say, speculating and making up their own theories, writing comments on things they really know nothing about!
"These last few days has, as a family has really took all we are yet somehow we still are continuing to keep fight!
"As a family we are doing everything possible to find Becky. From morning to night we use all we have yet we find ourselves in this living hell, made up with narrow minded people!
"This isn't a witch hunt. Our aim is to just to find Becky safe.
"I can't bear to read some of these comments without commenting back, protecting my family, but it's just taking away time and strength I could be using to spend every second looking for my niece!"
Relative Denise Galsworthy, 57, also criticised "ignorant" people who were judging Darren, and called him a "loving and hard-working father".
She said he cared for his wife Anjie, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, and said they were just "an ordinary family thrust into a horror of a nightmare".Gratitude: The father of missing teenager Rebecca Watts, Darren Galsworthy embraces a man who has arrived to help search for his daughter
Writing on her Facebook page she said: "We may say something, may do something that people not in our position think strange, but we are human beings whose world has suddenly been turned upside down in one of the worst possible ways.
"Her father is a hard working ordinary man, raising his children in a sick and sometimes unbelievably cruel world.
"So, this 'nasty dodgy looking man' is a loving, hard-working father who is also caring for a very ill wife, in a very ordinary house, in a very ordinary street - hardly news worthy,or gossip material, but TRUE.
"So if you don't want to help that's fine, but don't please break down those who desperately want their daughter/niece/granddaughter/sister/cousin home safely."
The family's comments have come to light as police started to search open water near Becky's home.
Officers in waterproof gear waded into a pond at St George's Park, but said the search was "routine" and they were not acting on specific intelligence.http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rebecca-watts-missing-family-blasts-5244142