POLICE believe that the Polish community in the Birmingham area may hold the key to tracing a 28-year-old Redditch man who went missing more than three weeks ago.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of father-of-one Michael Lubak and stressing that no-one should worry about coming forward with information about his whereabouts.

Detective Inspector Leighton Harding of West Mercia Police said: "It is out of character for him to go missing and all we want to do is ensure that he is safe and well and to offer him any support that we can. He is not in any trouble and no-one need have any concerns about coming forward to help us find him. We would also appeal again directly to him to let us know he is all right."

Mr Lubak, left his home in High Trees Close at about 11.45am on November 13 to go to work in Redditch, but did not arrive.

Det Insp Harding said that Mr Lubak came from a Polish background and had strong connections to the Polish communities in West Bromwich, Handsworth and wider Birmingham area.

"Most of his family are still living in Poland and we believe the Polish community in the Birmingham may hold the key to tracing him.

“We are intensifying our efforts in that area and as part of that the Missing Persons Helpline charity will be displaying his picture and details on electronic billboards in the city in the hope that someone may recognise him."

Mr Lubak is white, 6ft 4ins tall, slight build, has blond, shaved hair and speaks with an Eastern European accent. He also has two tattoos; a cross on his right forearm and a name on his left forearm. He was wearing a high visibility jacket over his work clothes and a silver neck chain.

Anyone who thinks they have seen to Mr Lubak since Tuesday, November 13, is urged to contact their local police or call officers at Redditch Police Station on 101, quoting the incident reference 289-S-151112.