Friends keep up search for missing Fareham man Kieran Smith

Ben Bizley, 27, and Charlie White, 26, both of Highfield Avenue, Fareham are out looking for their missing friend Kieran Smith
Ben Bizley, 27, and Charlie White, 26, both of Highfield Avenue, Fareham are out looking for their missing friend Kieran Smith

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FRIENDS of missing man Kieran Smith say they are determined to find him and bring him home.

Kieran, 24, was last seen by his family at his home in Harcourt Road, Fareham, just after midday on Tuesday, March 10.

The self-employed builder fled his home and was spotted by a dog walker walking up Ranvilles Lane, towards the Stubbington Ark.

A Facebook group set up by his worried pals has received more than 2,200 followers keen to find him.

The group has been co-ordinating the search, which has covered Fareham, Gosport and Portsmouth, and has produced posters being put up around the county.

Ben Bizley, 27, and Charlie White, 26, both of Highfield Avenue, Fareham were out in Fareham town centre yesterday.

Ben said: ‘We want to make sure he gets home safely to his family.

‘Especially after Mother’s Day, we want to get him home to his mum.

‘Even if he is staying at someone’s house and they are hiding him, they need to come forward now and say he is safe.

‘It’s been over a week and we are worried sick.’

Kieran’s friends have been searching woodland and remote country spots in the hope that he has been sleeping rough.

Ben and Charlie conducted a thorough search of Fort Fareham on Tuesday, while others have been searching disused places such as the Haslar Hospital, in Gosport.

Police said they are following a number of enquiries and searching, assisted by air support, in fields and woodlands close to Titchfield.

They have also been seen searching the Highlands Road area.

Detective Sergeant Damian Glendenning said: ‘If anyone knows where Kieran is, or if you see a man matching his description please get in touch.’

Kieran, whose nickname is Jibba, is deaf in one ear and wears a hearing aid in the other.

Concerns have grown for his mental health, after he was talked down by police from a 90ft pylon on Monday.

He was wearing a navy blue woollen hoodie, navy blue T-shirt, grey jogging bottoms and white boots when he was last seen.

To keep updated with the search go to Help Find Kieran Smith (Jibba) on Facebook.

Anyone with information should call police 101.