POLICE are launching a nationwide appeal to help them find a Warwick man that has been missing since New Year’s Day.
Bernard Tandi was last seen at his home in Portobello Way on Tuesday January 1 and was reported missing two days later when he failed to return home.
The 38-year-old, who also goes by the names of ‘Ben’ or ‘Benjamin’, is described as an African man, 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build with black short hair and brown eyes.
It is not known what clothing he could be wearing, but he usually wears jeans and he is a smoker.
Since he was reported missing he has failed to attend his place of work or make contact with any family or friends.
Det Sgt Carl Buckley, who is leading the search, said “There has been one reported sighting of Mr Tandi since he went missing. This was by someone who knows Bernard and reported seeing him at 8.30am on January 2 in Emscote Road, walking towards Warwick.
“This is encouraging, but we are keen to hear of further sightings and now believe Bernard may have travelled to Coventry or elsewhere in the country, which is why we are launching a nationwide appeal.
“While we are very concerned for Mr Tandi’s welfare, as his family say his disappearance is completely out of character, we remain optimistic that he will be found.”
Officers are continuing to conduct searches of places he is known to frequent, but so far these have been inconclusive. Posters and leaflets have also been distributed asking anyone with information on his possible whereabouts to come forward.
Volunteers to help distribute posters are welcome. Posters can be downloaded from the Warwickshire Police website or the Missing People website.
Anyone who has information on the possible whereabouts of Mr Tandi is urged to call police as soon as possible on 101, quoting incident 128 of January 3.