A MAN has made an emotional plea to the public to help trace his missing brother.
Lee Robinson, 37, walked out of the family home nearly three weeks ago after a minor dispute with his distraught father Frank.
He is not thinking straight just now because he threw his new mountain bike into the canal because it got a puncture and that isn’t the action of a well manPaul Robinson - brother
He has not been seen or heard of since and his family, who are out every day searching for him, are getting increasingly worried for his safety.
Lee, of Derwent Street, Tyldesley, is described as being white, 6ft 3ins tall and of thin build with blues eyes and thinning hair.
When he was last seen, leaving the family home at about 8am, he was wearing a green Berghaus jack, bob hat, blue jean and brown walking boots.
Today his younger brother Paul appealed for anybody who may have seen Lee to contact the police and for his brother to get in touch.
Lee battles alcohol abuse and is known to have seen his doctor complaining of depression and anxiety a week before his disappearance.
Paul Robinson said: “He is a great lad, we all love him to bits and we are going out of our minds wondering where he has gone.
“The message we want to get to him is to come home because we miss him and are so worried about him.
“He is not thinking straight just now because he threw his new mountain bike into the canal because it got a puncture and that isn’t the action of a well man.
“He also left his cash card at home and didn’t take any change of clothes with him, so we don’t know how he is coping.
“This is devastating for the family and we are out all the time looking.
“We ended up in Bury the other night after somebody said on Facebook that they may have seen him but that was a wild goose chase.”
Det Insp Martin Reddington said that with each passing day his family had grown more and more worried about his safety.
Police have been carrying out a number of inquiries to try to find him but as yet have been unsuccessful.
Any positive sightings should be reported to GMP on 101 or the freephone Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.
He said: “We are urging people to look at the image we have issued of Lee and if you recognise him or spot him somewhere please call us.
“I would also urge Lee, if he is reading or seeing this appeal, to please make contact with either a police officer or your family.”