Fears for missing Liverpool man

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Tom Burns

A Twitter campaign has been launched to help find a Liverpool man who has been missing since the weekend.

Friends and family are worried about 25-year-old Tom Burns from Kirkdale, who was last seen at 5am on Saturday morning after a night’s work at city centre bar, Popworld.

His disappearance was reported by his family after he was believed to have got into a taxi and travelled to his house on Rosalind Way, before leaving his mobile phone, ID and money at home and he has not been seen since.

His sister, Caitlin, who last saw Tom at around 4:30 am on Saturday, has taken to Twitter along with some of Tom’s friends to try and get her brother home safe and unharmed.

She tweeted: “Tom doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs; it’s just completely out of his character to do this. We all know how cold it’s been, Tom is out without a coat on, no money, no phone or ID so please keep an eye out for him please #findtomburns.”

The campaign to find Tom, a lifelong Everton fan, has also been boosted by local celebrities as well as sportspeople retweeting pleas sent to them by concerned relatives and friends.

Boxer, Paul Smith Jr, The Farm singer Peter Hooton and Everton FC’s Sylvain Distin are amongst the famous people spreading the message in the hope that someone will eventually find Thomas.

One Twitter user, @g_draper [Graham Draper] has praised the amount of attention that Tom’s disappearance has received.  He said: “Social media can be the devil sometimes, but when it’s needed it is amazing. Thanks for everyone who has helped #findtomburns.”

Thomas is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build with dark brown hair and a small amount of facial hair. He may have been wearing a light grey Nike hooded top, light denim jeans, a black Batman t-shirt with the words “Rise” on it and white Nike trainers.

A description has been put out by Merseyside Police who say they are becoming increasingly concerned for Tom’s safety and have urged Thomas himself or anyone with any information regarding his disappearance to come forward or contact 0151 777 4065.

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