Family ‘desperate’ for dad to return

Police 'extremely concerned' for welfare of missing Mark Holland (31) from Kimberworth, Rotherham ''Officers searching for missing Rotherham man Mark Holland (31), from Kimberworth, are now extremely concerned for his safety and welfare as enquiries continue to establish where he went after leaving his home address around 4.40am on Tuesday, 3 January.

Police 'extremely concerned' for welfare of missing Mark Holland (31) from Kimberworth, Rotherham ''Officers searching for missing Rotherham man Mark Holland (31), from Kimberworth, are now extremely concerned for his safety and welfare as enquiries continue to establish where he went after leaving his home address around 4.40am on Tuesday, 3 January.

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THE family of a dad missing from home since Tuesday are ‘desperate’ to know he is safe, police have said as concerns rise for his welfare.

Mark Holland was last seen leaving his house on Grange View Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham, at about 4.40am, but hasn’t made contact with anyone since.

The 31-year-old was supposed to cycle along Meadowbank Road and Meadowhall Road to work in Colewall Street, Attercliffe.

However, he failed to arrive and was reported missing when he failed to return home at 7pm.

Bank records show Mark’s debit card was used at a cash machine in Upper Wortley Road moments after he left home, but no-one has accessed his account since.

Detective Sergeant Nikki Leach, from South Yorkshire Police, said there have been no confirmed sightings of Mark so far.

“This is not typical behaviour for Mark and is very out of character,” she said.

“We’re now extremely concerned about his welfare.”

Det Sgt Leach said Mark left the house wearing blue waterproof clothing as it was raining heavily, and also carried a dark blue rucksack.

Mark is described as white, about 5ft 10in, of medium build with thinning dark brown hair and a dark brown beard.

He was riding a black Decathlon Rockrider bike with red forks, but was not wearing a helmet.

Det Sgt Leach said: “Mark’s family and friends are very worried about him and are desperate to know he is safe and well. They love him very much and want him home as soon as possible. “

Officers are reviewing CCTV and searching areas along the routes Mark may have taken.

Anyone with information about Mark’s whereabouts is asked to call 101, quoting reference CX/43/2012.

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