There are growing fears for the safety of a 37-year-old car park assistant from Linslade who was reported missing over New Year.
The alarm was raised on Saturday when neighbours of Neil Devlin, of Town Bridge Mill, Leighton Road, told police they had not seen him since New Year’s Eve.
Mr Devlin lives alone and is described as suffering from mild learning difficulties.
He has failed to turn up for work at Morrisons in Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, since his last sighting.
Darren Prosser, store general manager, said: “Neil is one of our car park assistants, his role involves managing the trolleys and helping customers on the car park.
“He is a well-liked member of the team and we are hoping for his quick and safe return.”
Mr Devlin’s disappearance has sparked worry in the Leighton-Linslade community who have since taken to social media to help spread the word and encourage anyone with information to come forward.
Michaela Pring said: “I work at Morrisons and I know this is not like Neil to go missing. He always turns up to work right on time and the supervisors at work did do the right thing and try to contact him, and his best friend who also works with us did phone him and even went round to his flat and so have the police.
“Wherever you are Neil and you see this please let someone know you’re safe and well or even come home.”
Glenn Haynes said: “I really hope he is OK, he lives right opposite me. Any information ring the police, let’s get him home safe.”
Friends of the missing man have set up a Facebook group to gather information, which already has 645 members (see https://www.facebook.com/groups/1514530225438866).
A Beds Police spokesman said enquiries are ongoing and if anyone has seen Neil or has information about his whereabouts should call the 101 number.