Please help trace 20-year-old man missing from Croydon

3rd February 2015: The family of Steven Mubanga, a trainee solider who was reported missing on 16th January 2015 is appealing for your help in tracing him.

Steven Mubanga was reported missing on 16th January 2015

Mr Mubanga is a 20-year-old man from Croydon, and a trainee soldier with the British Army. He failed to return to his barracks after being on leave.

His family would appreciate knowing that he is safe.

Steven is a black man, about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair. He wears black, square-rimmed glasses and often wears a baseball cap. He was last seen wearing a grey, black and white hooded top, dark blue jeans, a black and green baseball cap and white Nike Air Jordan basketball trainers and was carrying a JD Sports bag and a back pack.

Steven has links to the Croydon, Norbury, Camberwell and Streatham areas.

Karen Guirhil, Steven’s aunt said: “Steven’s got such a good future ahead of him and this is just completely out of character for him. He’s such a fun-loving, caring, committed and responsible person.

“Even when he’s away and misses a call from me, he’ll send me a text or message on Facebook to say sorry and that he’ll call back soon. I’m just really worried that we’ve not heard any news from him at all and just want to know that he’s safe.”

Ms Guirhil also has a message for Steven: “Steven, if you’re reading this and you think that you’re in any kind of trouble, then whatever it might be, I know that we can work it out together. I’m so proud of you and your cousin is missing you like crazy as well. We just want to know that you’re ok so please, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information on Steven’s whereabouts should contact police on 101, or call the Missing People charity on 116 000.

Please share this article widely so that we can help Steven Mubanga return home safely.