West Mercia Police have issued a fresh appeal for help to trace a missing Worcestershire man who has strong links to Penzance

Craig Cripps, aged 32, had been staying with friends in Redditch since July 2011 and had started a new job as a barman at a Birmingham city centre pub. However he failed to turn up for work on 2 September 2011.

Nothing has been heard of him since he sent an email to a friend on September 4 and the last time police were able to track his phone signal was in Penzance shortly after he went missing.

Detective Constable Lindsey Coleman from West Mercia Police said: “Since his disappearance we have made exhaustive enquiries to try and trace him.

“We have issued witness appeals in Redditch and the Birmingham area where he had been working, as well as regularly speaking with his family and friends.

“Mr Cripps has previously been known by the surname Saddler and grew up in the Penzance area of Cornwall. As this is the last time his phone was traced we are hoping someone in the Penzance area may know where he is.”

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build, with brown hair and blue eyes. When he was last seen his hair was shaved. However he has previously worn it long. He usually wears a black cargo jacket.

Det Con Coleman added: “While Mr Cripps has moved around a lot, it was very out of character for him to go missing.

“As the months have gone by with no-one having heard from him, concern has grown for his well-being and we are urging him to contact friends or the police to let us know he is safe and well.”

Mr Cripps or anyone who knows where he is, are asked to contact Det Con Coleman at West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000, quoting incident 215-s-090911.