Emotional plea to find Samuel

Sam Leiper
Sam Leiper

RELATIVES of a vulnerable young man who has gone missing has made an emotional plea for him to come home.

Samuel Leiper has not been seen since he left his Standish home to go on a bike ride at around 4.15pm on Monday July 13.

Greater Manchester Police have launched an appeal to trace the 22-year-old and his family have also been out combing the area every day.

His parents are increasingly concerned for his welfare and are urging the public to help find him and get in touch if they have any information - no matter how small.

His mum, Debby Leiper, said: “This is totally out of character for Sam to disappear. We cannot believe it.

“He is vulnerable and has been doing really well recently. He has been enjoying the summer weather and often went out on his bike. He went out for a ride and he has not been back since.

“We are not coping well at all and are totally devastated and heartbroken.

“We are really worried and concerned for his safety. We want to tell him to please come home. He won’t be in trouble.

“All we want is for him to come home and we want him to know he is very much loved. He lives with me, his dad and brother and we are a close family.

“This has affected us all.

“We just want him home safe and well. We urge anybody who has information to please get in touch to ease our minds.

“We cannot rest until he is found. Please help us find our son.”

Sam is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall and has short dark hair.

It is believed he was wearing a black hooded jacket, and black tracksuit and was riding an orange Claud Butler mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.