Family’s desperate search for missing Fareham man

An appeal has been launched to find missing Fareham man Kieran Smith
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A SEARCH has been launched for a missing Fareham man.

Kieran Smith, 24, was last seen by his family at home in Harcourt Road at midday on Tuesday.

Kieran Smith

Kieran Smith

His mother, Linda Payne, appealed for her son to get in touch or for anyone else with information to come forward.

Mrs Payne, 48, is concerned about her son’s mental health, after police brought him home on Monday after they talked him down from a pylon in Roebuck Close, Cosham.

‘He has never done anything like this before, even if he was staying out he would phone to let us know,’ she said.

‘It is because of his depression, which we only realised the extent of on Monday, that we are so worried.’

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

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

He is described as being of a slim build, with baggy clothes, around 5ft 4in tall, with unkempt mousy brown wavy hair.

Kieran, a self-employed labourer, had no bank cards or ID on him and only had a small amount of money.

There have been unconfirmed sightings of him walking in Ranvilles Lane, Stubbington, and at the Crown Inn, in West Street, Fareham, at around 2.30pm on Tuesday.

Mrs Payne said she has taken some comfort from the fact his phone is still ringing, and has urged him to answer it.

She said: ‘It is so unlike him to disappear and for him not to even answer his phone to his friends.’

Kieran was a former pupil at Neville Lovett Community School and Fareham College. He could often be seen walking his dog, a staffordshire bull terrier, in the Harcourt Road area.

Mrs Payne, a warehouse operative, said: ‘It is the not knowing whether he is alright, if he’s been staying round someone’s house or if he’s been sleeping rough. I am really lost for not knowing.’

Anyone with information should call 07941092406 or 07487825955. Alternatively call police on 101.