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Father's appeal for missing son Tom Burns

Tom Burns
Image caption Tom Burns was last seen by his family on 17 November

The father of a Merseyside man who has been missing for more than a week has appealed for him to come home.

Tom Burns, 25, of Kirkdale, was last seen by his sister when he returned home from his job at Liverpool bar Popworld at 04:30 GMT on 17 November.

His family contacted police later that day, when they realised he was gone and had left his phone and wallet behind.

Danny Burns, 53, said his son's disappearance was totally out of character.

He said Tom had been grieving after the death of his grandmother, who he had helped care for, but told his family that he was coping.

'Missing you'

Mr Burns said: "All your family and friends, everyone's missing you.

Image caption Mr Burns has urged his son to come home

"You've got nothing whatsoever to worry about, we all love you and we care for you and just miss you so much, we just want you home."

Det Ch Insp Ian Hassall from Merseyside Police said officers have extensively searched the local area and are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

He said: "We are extremely concerned about where he is and I would appeal to anybody that may have seen him at all to please come forward.

"Please call in and we will pursue every viable line."

Tom, who is known as Thomas to his family, is white, 5ft 11in (1.8m) and slim with dark brown hair and a small amount of facial hair.

Police said it was possible that he was wearing a light grey Nike hooded fleece, light denim jeans, a black Batman t-shirt with the word "Rise" on it and white Nike trainers.

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