‘Finding Kieran would be the best Mother’s Day gift’

Kieran Smith's mum Linda Payne and step dad Howard Payne ''''Picture: Sarah Standing (150544-4667)
Kieran Smith's mum Linda Payne and step dad Howard Payne ''''Picture: Sarah Standing (150544-4667)
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THE brother of missing Fareham man Kieran Smith has spoken of his family’s desperation – and says he hopes Mother’s Day has a happy conclusion for his family.

Kiohl Smith, 27, has urged his brother to return home after he left his house in Fareham on Tuesday and has not been in contact since.

Kieran Smith

Kieran Smith

‘It’s hard because I know my mum is a strong woman and seeing her cry is heart-breaking,’ explained Kiohl.

‘I hope that he comes home because I feel for her more than anything else.’

Police brought Kieran, 24, home last Monday after they talked him down from a pylon in Roebuck Close, Cosham.

His mother, Linda Payne, 48, is worried for her son’s mental health after she left him alone for 20 minutes on Tuesday, during which time he bolted out the door and has not been seen since.

She said: ‘When I came back he was gone and that was it. It was like he waited for me to go out and then he dashed out, he didn’t take anything with him.’

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

He is slim, wearing baggy clothes, and is about 5ft 4in with unkempt mousy brown wavy hair.

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

Kieran’s mother Linda said: ‘It’s just been so hard because there’s been nothing positive, no confirmed sightings.

‘Even if he doesn’t want to come home I just hope he is ok.’

Police searched woodland around Fareham on Saturday but found nothing.

Kiohl and friends of Kieran continued searching on Sunday and the family have renewed their plea for anyone with information to come forward.

‘The best present for my mum on Mother’s Day would be to get him back,’ said Kiohl.

Anyone with information should call 07941 092406 or 07487 825955. Alternatively call police on 101.