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Family makes emotional plea for missing dad Nigel to return home

PUBLISHED: 13:35 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:31 02 May 2017

Nigel Kedar's siblings Diana Mays and Richard Kedar. Photo: Archant.

Nigel Kedar's siblings Diana Mays and Richard Kedar. Photo: Archant.

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“Come home you are loved and missed,” - that is the message from the family of Essex man Nigel Kedar who has been missing for a month following a night out in Norwich.

The 52-year-old, from Clacton, was visiting a friend in the city last month and was last seen in the village of Dickleburgh a couple of days later.

His brother and sister have now travelled up from Essex to plea to Nigel to come home and to ask the people of Norfolk to help in the search for their brother.

Nigel, who works as a builder, drove to Norwich in his Peugeot on Sunday, April 2, for a night out with a friend and stayed at his house. The following day he appeared at Bethal Street Police Station in the city over concern for the welfare of another person in the property but the individual was found to be safe and well by officers.

Nigel was then seen at 10am by the same officers before he was reported missing by family later that evening. The last contact he had with someone was when he called his work colleague to say he would not be coming to work.

CCTV footage of Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, who is missing. This image was captured at a shop in Long Stratton. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary CCTV footage of Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, who is missing. This image was captured at a shop in Long Stratton. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary

Police seized his car which was parked on Goldwell Street in the city. It had flat tyres as his friend had deflated them to prevent Nigel from driving due to alcohol consumption.

On Tuesday, April 4, Nigel was caught on CCTV in Long Stratton at 6.30am where he withdrew £100 from a cash point and walked south along the A140. He was spotted in Pulham Market before the last sighting of him in Dickleburgh at 9.30am.

His brother, Richard Kedar, said that he is just a normal bloke and has never been involved in anything like this before.

“He is a normal sort of guy, lots of friends in and around his work place and at home,” he said. “He is a big family member and very important to the family, he knows that and we just want to see him home safe.

“Nothing adds up at all, he is walking back in the ay to come home and just disappeared.”

Nigel has a 14-year-old son who his sister, Diana Mays, says he is extremely close to.

“He is devoted to his son and for him to especially miss the holidays, he had already got signed up to football and martial arts with his son, they do it all together and they spend a lot of time together,” she said.

“He also missed his son’s birthday last Monday which is unheard of,” Richard added.

Nigel Kedar, 52, from Clacton, was last seen near Norwich city centre on Monday, April 3. Photo: supplied by Essex Police Nigel Kedar, 52, from Clacton, was last seen near Norwich city centre on Monday, April 3. Photo: supplied by Essex Police

Diana asked for the help from the people of Norfolk and made this direct plea to Nigel.

“Come home you are loved, missed and if there is anything you have done or you are unhappy with we can sort it out when you come home.”

Police have carried out a number of searches and are appealing to members of the public to help find Nigel.

“We have undertaken various searches of the A140, Scole and Dickleburgh and utilised the national air support helicopter and search trained officers searched on foot on Friday,” said Detective Chief Inspector Marie James, who is leading the investigation.

Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary Nigel Kedar, from Clacton, Essex, is missing. Picture: Courtesy of Norfolk Constabulary

“I would appeal to members of the public to come forward and help us find where Nigel is, what his intentions were and what route he has taken from Dickleburgh.”

Nigel is described as being white, 5ft 11 tall, of a large build and has short hair. He was wearing dark coloured trousers with a lighter coloured long sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary immediately on 999.

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