Emotional appeal by Michael Cullen's sister for him to return home

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid and Cathy Cullen, whose brother Michael Cullen has been missing since last Tuesday, pictured during the appeal in Belfast 
Connla Young

The family of missing north Belfast man Michael Cullen has made an emotional appeal for him to return home.

The 33-year-old has not been seen for more than a week.

Since he went missing family and friends, supported by the PSNI search teams and the Community Rescue Service, have been carrying have been trying to locate the award-winning beatboxer, who works as a research officer for Ulster University.

Searches have been carried out in the Cave Hill area, where the missing man was a regular walker.

Another area of interest is the Boucher Road area of south Belfast where the Mr Cullen’s phone was located last Tuesday.

Mr Cullen, who is from the North Circular Road area, was last in contact with his family at around 2.15pm on the same day.

His sister Cathy Cullen has appealed to her brother to return home.

“We all love you and miss you so much,” she said.

“All your family and friends love you and miss you.

“If you can’t come home right now, please call us or the police to let us know you are safe.”

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid said that search efforts have been focused on locations in north sand south Belfast and that the PSNI has been liaising with An Garda Siochana, which has also issued an appeal for information.

Michael is 5’9” tall, of slim build with brown eyes, dark hair and beard.

It is believed he is wearing a green parka style jacket, grey jumper, black trousers and black trainers.

Cathy Cullen has appealed for her brother Michael, who has been missing since last Tuesday, to return home

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