Father's plea for return of son

PUBLISHED: 11:37 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:29 31 May 2010

THE father of a young man who has been missing from home for two weeks and whose car was found abandoned by police has made a heartfelt plea for his return.

It is possible missing Robert Perriton is in the Saffron Walden area, as his red Ford Escort was s

THE father of a young man who has been missing from home for two weeks and whose car was found abandoned by police has made a heartfelt plea for his return.

It is possible missing Robert Perriton is in the Saffron Walden area, as his red Ford Escort was seen in a garage in the town on Wednesday. Then on Friday, it was reported to police as being abandoned in nearby Hinxton.

The 26-year-old, of Heartsease in Norfolk, has not been seen since he disappeared following a night out in Norwich on Friday May 16.

His father Keith Perriton, 55, said: "We just want Robert to get in touch with us. Nothing else matters. We have been trying his mobile phone but it's switched off. The family have all been texting him as well. We just want him to return home or to contact us."

Mr Perriton, whose son lives with him and wife Lynne, 54, in Paine Road, Heartsease, said he left the house at about 10pm on May 16.

He said: "He came home from work and then left to go for a night out in Norwich. He went out to see a friend whom he left at about 1am the following morning.

"This friend said he was then going out to meet somebody else and we know that he met a young lady later on but he left her as well. He has not been seen since."

Mr Perriton, who works at Anglian Windows call centre, said his son had gone missing for about five days about two years ago, but he then returned home.

He added: "He was depressed at that time and went off to clear his head. This time there were no signs of his being depressed. He's not on any medication for depression."

Norfolk police spokeswoman Kristina Fox said: "Concern is mounting for his welfare and we would appeal directly to him to contact either police or his family to let us know he is safe and well."

Robert is about 5ft 10ins, of stocky build, with receding blond hair. He is normally clean shaven.

Anyone with information about Robert's whereabouts should contact police on 0845 4564567.

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