Polish community could hold key to finding missing Redditch man

By Ian Dipple Friday 07 December 2012 Updated: 10/12 14:06

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THE POLISH community in the Birmingham area could hold the key to tracing a Redditch man who went missing more than three weeks ago.

Police are re-appealing for information after becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of 28-year-old Michael Lubak.

The father of one left his home in High Trees Close about 11.45am on November 13 to go to work but did not arrive.

Det Insp Leighton Harding, of West Mercia Police, said Mr Lubak came form a Polish background and had strong connections to the Polish communities in West Bromwich, Handsworth and the wider Birmingham area.

He stressed anyone with information about Mr Lubak's whereabouts should not worry about coming forward to police.

"It is out of character for him to go missing and all we want to do is ensure he is safe and well and to offer him any support we can. He is not in any trouble and no-one need have any concerns about coming forward to help us find him. We would also appeal again directly to him to let us know he is all right.

"Most of his family are still living in Poland and we believe the Polish community in the Birmingham may hold the key to tracing him. We are intensifying our efforts in that area and as part of that the Missing Persons Helpline charity will be displaying his picture and details on electronic billboards in the city in the hope that someone may recognise him."

Mr Lubak is white, 6ft 4ins tall, slight build, has blond, shaved hair and speaks with an Eastern European accent. He also has two tattoos - a cross on his right forearm and a name on his left forearm. He was wearing a high visibility jacket over his work clothes and a silver neck chain.

Anyone who thinks they have seen Mr Lubak since November 13, is urged to contact their local police or call officers at Redditch Police Station on 101, quoting the incident reference 289-S-151112.

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