POLICE and the family of 33 year old Michael Cullen are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare one week since he was reported missing.
Michael was reported missing from his home in the North Circular Road area of Belfast.
The former Queen’s University of Belfast student was last in contact with his family at around 2.15 pm on Tuesday, 9 January.
Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid said, “I am appealing to Michael or anyone who knows of his whereabouts to contact Police on 101 and quote reference number 622 09/01/18.
“Michael is 5’9” tall.
“He is of slim build with brown eyes, dark hair and beard.
“It is believed he is wearing a green parka style jacket, grey jumper, black trousers and black trainers.
“Local police, supported by our search advisors, Tactical Support Group and Air Support colleagues are continuing to carry out extensive searches alongside volunteers from Community Rescue Service, concentrating our efforts in locations in the North and South of the city.
“We have also been liaising with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana, who have also issued an appeal for information.
“We know that Michael would sometimes frequent Cavehill Country Park in North Belfast, the Lisburn Road and Boucher Road areas of South Belfast.
“Have you seen him in and around these areas?
“I am also appealing for all business owners to review any available CCTV footage and anyone who may have been driving in the North or South of Belfast to review any dashcam footage, for any possible sightings.”
Speaking on behalf of Michael’s family, his sister Cathy Cullen said, “Michael, if you are watching this, please come home.
“We all love you and miss you so much.
“All your family and friends love you and miss you.
“If you can’t come home right now, please call us or the police to let us know you are safe.”
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