14 May 2010

Fears for missing NZ man in London

3:53 pm on 14 May 2010

The sister of a New Zealand man who has been missing in London for six days says he was planning to return home for good at the end of the year.

Johnny Sleigh has not been seen since leaving a nightclub in London's Holborn at 1.20am last Saturday.

The 36-year-old did not return to his flat in South London, and was reported missing after he did not to turn up for work on Monday morning.

His sister in New Zealand, Catherine Booth, says police in London have told her they are looking at CCTV footage to try and trace his movements.

Mrs Booth says the family is deciding whether to send two members over to join the search, though police have told them there is nothing more they could do.

The friends of the missing man have been been look through the CCTV footage with police.

Martha McKenzie-Minifie, who has known Mr Sleigh for 15 years, says his friends became concerned he did not reply to text messages on Saturday.