UPDATE: Biwash Magar, the missing man from Brighton, has been found ‘well and safe’ following appeal from police which was picked up by a number of media outlets.
“A caller to Sussex Police advised that Biwash Magar, 33, was safe and well at an address in Watford and checks have confirmed that information,” a statement form Sussex Police confirmed yesterday UK time.
EARLIER REPORT: UK authorities are baffled by the disappearance of a Nepalese restaurant worker who has been missing for over four months.
Sussex Police appealed to the public on Tuesday requesting information about the missing man, Biwash Magar.
Mr Magar, who arrived in the UK in 2010 and had work permit, was employed by Chilli Pickle in Brighton’s Jubilee Street. On August 8, he was sent back from work because he turned up drunk. He has not been seen by his family and friends ever since.
However, it appears he did not go missing immediately following his expulsion from the restaurant because twenty days later he was stopped and checked by police in Western Road. He told officers that he did not have a a home. That was not true because he did have a rented accommodation in the city which has since been re-rented to other occupants.
“He came to the UK in 2010 and did have a work permit, but that has now expired. He has suffered from depression in the past and attended A&E at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton on August 13. He had been sent there by a homeless GP surgery, having taken an overdose,” a Sussex Police statement said today.
PC Matt Smith said: “Biwash’s cousin came to Sussex at the end of August as he was concerned for him, but did not find him. He was reported as low risk at the time, but given the period of time that has now passed there are increased concerns for his welfare.”
Biwash is Asian, 5′ 8″, of large build and with short black hair. He has brown eyes and is clean shaven.
If you have seen him or know where he is please email [email protected] call 101 quoting MPWST/2737/15.