Huge police search for ‘most loyal’ brother, 21, missing after Barnes party

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Missing kickboxing instructor Paul Conte, 21 (Metropolitan Police )
Missing kickboxing instructor Paul Conte, 21 (Metropolitan Police )

Police have been searching for a young man who disappeared on his way home from a party in south west London.

Kickboxing instructor Paul Conte, 21, was last seen in Barnes around 12.40am on Sunday, August 15.

Mr Conte texted his girlfriend to say he would be walking back to Putney, a journey which should have taken no longer than an hour.

Scotland Yard said he was captured on CCTV in Galata Road and Parke Road in the early hours.

Mr Conte — who is 5ft 10ins and of slim build — was wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans, white shoes and had his hair tied in a bun.

Paul Conte, 21, seen on CCTV at around 0.40am (Metropolitan Police)
Paul Conte, 21, seen on CCTV at around 0.40am (Metropolitan Police)

His family have not seen or heard from him since and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

His sister, Leanne Conte, 31, told MyLondon: “Paul is funny, opinionated, and the most loyal person ever.

“If you are lucky enough to be considered his friend or family he will be there for you always. He is my baby brother and we just want him found.”

Sergeant Amy Everitt, of the Met’s South West Missing Persons Unit, asked people in the area to check their doorbell cameras for any sightings.

She said: “Paul’s disappearance is completely out of character.

“Officers are working hard to find him.

Paul Conte’s disappearance is “out of character”, say police (Metropolitan Police)
Paul Conte’s disappearance is “out of character”, say police (Metropolitan Police)

“We very much want to hear from anyone who has been in contact with him or may have seen him in the Barnes area at around the time he was last seen.

“If you live in the Barnes area, especially the roads around Ferry Road, please check any doorbell footage you may have to see if you captured any images of him.

“Please do contact us if you have any information that might help us find him.”

Anyone with information can call 999, quoting reference 3655/15Aug, or the Missing People charity anonymously on 116 000.

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