CONCERNS are growing for a man missing from Reading.

Bogdan Skarbek, 49, of Argyle Street, was last seen leaving work in Craddock Road, Reading, on his bicycle, a grey female model mountain bike, on Thursday, November 14.

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He was due to return to work on Sunday (November 17), but failed to do so.

He was reported missing to police on December 3.

Mr Skarbek’s disappearance is out of character and concern is growing for his welfare.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Richard Jarvis of Reading CID, said: “We know that Mr Skarbek made contact with a woman living in Poland over that weekend, but the last time he was seen was on November 14.

“His route to work would have been along the canal on the A33 from Craddock Road to and from Argyle Street.

“He is known to have his wallet with him, but has left all other belongings at home, including his mobile phone, and there has been no bank activity since his last sighting, which is very concerning.

“Mr Skarbek has not been in contact with his family, who live in Poland, for several weeks. He usually makes contact with them every Sunday.

“This is completely out of character for Mr Skarbek, and our concern is growing for his wellbeing.

“We don’t believe he has any close friends in the UK.

“I am appealing for anybody who knows of Mr Skarbek’s whereabouts to make contact with police on 101, quoting reference number 43190379510.

“I would also appeal directly to Mr Skarbek if he sees this. We are concerned for you and ask you to contact us. You’re not in trouble, but we want to ensure your welfare.”

Police have also translated the appeal into Polish: "Bogdan Skarbek, lat 49, z Argyle Street. W mieście był ostatnio widziany, gdy opuszczał pracę na Craddock Road w Reading, na szarym, damskim rowerze górskim, w czwartek 14 listopada."