The family of a Lynn man who disappeared shortly after Christmas are appealing for help in tracing him as he needs medical help.
Terry Siggins is asking his brother Darren to get in touch with their worried mother Brenda.
Mrs Siggins last spoke to Darren on December 27 and the family reported him missing to police on New Year’s Eve after days of unanswered phone calls.
When police broke into his flat, they found that Darren had left his mobile phone and money.
Concerns are also high for Darren’s health as he was due to have an injection on Wednesday, January 2. Darren was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia eight years ago but is only considered to be a danger to himself.
The family believe that Darren may have booked into a bed and breakfast in Hunstanton or Lynn and are appealing to people in West Norfolk to help find him.
Mr Siggins, who lives in London, has sent out a message to his brother.
He said: “I would like to let Darren know that he is not in trouble in any way and needs to get in contact with mum or me or the police. It’s just so everyone knows he is ok.
“It is vital that we find him quickly as his health is at risk. He has never been a threat to the public but he goes into a shell and totally shuts down. He may not be looking after himself.
“I am really concerned that if he has locked himself away somewhere and without medication he is going to go downhill.
“I would urge anyone who lives in West Norfolk, particularly bus drivers or bed and breakfast owners, to ring in if they have seen him.”
Darren had been invited to spend Christmas with his mum at her home in Elm, near Wisbech, but said he wanted to spend it on his own.
Darren spoke to his mum and brother on Christmas Day. He also spoke to his mum on December 27 but there has been no contact with him since.
During this last conversation Darren, who does not like travelling on public transport, asked about buses to Norwich or Hunstanton. He had enjoyed visiting the seaside town with his mum.
Mr Siggins, who also has another brother Rickie, 40, of Peterborough, said: “Darren had expressed how unhappy he was and that he did not want to be in the house.”
Anyone with information should call police on the 101 number.