The family of a missing man from Colchester has renewed an appeal to find him on his birthday. 

Noel Haruna, who turns 26 today, was last seen on CCTV walking along East Hill in Colchester at around 4am on October 22. 

In a direct appeal to Noel, his family said: "It's been 11 days since you have been seen or heard from.

"We are in so much pain and despair and worried about what would have happened to you.

"Please come home, we love you so dearly and it's so painful not to know where you are."

He is described as 6ft 3in tall, of a slim build, and was last seen wearing a denim jacket with white fur, a black jumper, black trousers, and black trainers. 

Noel had been on a night out with friends in the city centre and had been at the Trilogy nightclub, in the High Street. 

Sharn Taylor, the superintendent leading the investigation, said: "We are extremely concerned about Noel and are doing everything we can to find him.

"His family and friends are desperately worried about him."

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting incident 528 of Tuesday, October 24.