Hunt for missing Paolo stepped up

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THE family of a man who mysteriously disappeared on his way home from the pub are begging for help to find him.

Computer worker Paolo Sicorello left his Great Linford home on Sunday evening, cheerfully telling his parents he would see them later.

The 34-year-old spent a pleasant evening with friends, drinking in the Nags Head before moving on to the canalside Giffard Park pub.

His sister Nina White said: “He stayed until about midnight then left to walk home – something he has done many times before.

“He was tipsy but not drunk, according to his friends.”

Paolo never returned to the Church Lees house, where he had carefully laid out his clothes for work the following morning.

There has been no sight of him since and his mobile phone is off, probably out of battery, say his family.

On Tuesday, Paolo’s 34th birthday, the family waited anxiously while police divers searched the canal, fearing he had fallen in on his way home.

“That was our biggest worry but, thank goodness, nobody was found,” said Nina.

She, together with Paolo’s pensioner parents and his two older brothers, have scoured the area searching for him.

“We’ve put up ‘missing’ posters absolutely everywhere,” she said.

The disappearance is totally out of character for Paolo, who is described as a happy, popular bachelor with no apparent problems.

“We are a close-knit family. We all live in Great Linford and see each other all the time,” said Nina.

“He had no reason to disappear.

“If he is out there we are urging him to contact us, just to say he is safe. Whatever is wrong we can work out, as a family,”

> The family, together with police, is asking anyone with information about Paolo, who was wearing an electric blue hooded jumper, to contact officers on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.