AN EMOTIONAL plea has been made for a man who went missing on Saturday to get in touch.
Ian Millett, 56, was last seen in Southsea boarding the hovercraft to the Isle of Wight at 9am.
He had bought a single ticket and has not been in contact with any of his friends and family since, prompting concerns for his state of mind.
His partner Elaine Johnson, of St Anne’s Grove, in Fareham, spoke of her heartbreak and pleaded for him to get in touch.
Ms Johnson, 56, said: ‘He is a lovely person. He is kind, patient, very caring.
‘He is one of the best people I have ever met and most people who meet him think the same.
‘This is totally out of character for him.’
Mr Millett, who worked at Two Saints as a drug and alcohol support worker, was seen to leave his house in Fawcett Road, Southsea, near to the Jewish Cemetery, at around 11.30pm, on Friday.
CCTV images, in which Ms Johnson has identified him, show him boarding the hovercraft the next day.
Mr Millett, who was born in Buckland, is well-known in the Portsmouth area through his work as a telecoms engineers and at a supported lodgings in Waterlooville.
He has two sons – George and Vincent – who also live in Portsmouth, and three grandchildren.
Ms Johnson, who works as a learning support assistant at Heathfield School in Fareham, said she was increasingly concerned about Mr Millett as he is a diabetic and it is not known if he had taken his medication with him.
She said: ‘Please come home Ian. We miss you and love you so much. It does not matter what you are worried about, whatever it is, we can work it out together.
‘So many people want you back, come home so we can sort it out.’
Mr Millett is 5ft 6in and slim with short spiky grey hair and a bald patch. He was last seen wearing a green polo shirt, blue jeans and a grey and black short jacket. He is a lifelong Portsmouth FC fan and has a Pompey tattoo on his arm. He has no known connection to the Isle of the Wight.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 44150 131453.