Brother of missing north Belfast man Michael Cullen has praised the "amazing" response his family has received since his sibling's sudden disappearance

Missing north Belfast man, Michael Cullen was last seen on Tuesday
Marie Louise McConville

THE brother of a missing north Belfast man last night praised the "amazing" community response his family has received.

Daniel Cullen said his family were "very thankful" to all those who had come out and supported them since his brother Michael went missing.

Mr Cullen, who is 33 and works as a Research Officer for Ulster University in Belfast, was last seen on Tuesday.

An award-winning beatboxer Michael is well-known in the music industry as ‘Cull – Human Beatbox'.

Regularly booked to perform at top corporate events by clients such as Google, Mr Cullen – who lives with his parents in the Cavehill area – has also been the support act for stars such as Stormzy,

Rosemarie and Kevin Cullen reported their son missing on Tuesday when he failed to answer his phone or reply to text messages.

Mrs Cullen told the Irish News earlier this week that her son had been "a bit down" over Christmas.

Yesterday, around 50 people, including professional search and rescue teams and volunteers, joined members in searches of the Cavehill area, where the 33-year-old would regularly walk.

The police helicopter was also involved in the search for a time.

Daniel Cullen said his family were "very thankful to everyone who has come out and supported us".

Daniel, who is taking part in the searches along with his brother, Colm and sister, Cathy, said:

"We are just hoping that he has taken some time to clear his head and he will come back whenever he is ready."

Daniel appealed to anyone who sees his brother to "get in contact and let us know".

"We just want him back," he said.

Michael is described as being 5ft 11in tall with dark hair and a beard.

When last seen, he was wearing a green puffa jacket, grey jumper and black trousers. Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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