FRIENDS and family of a man who went missing from home after finding out he would lose his job are continuing the search for him.
John Ankers has not been seen since Sunday morning, when he left his mum-in-law’s house in Woodchurch, Wirral, to go to work.
The 28-year-old had been told days before that he faced being made redundant after the collapse of DVD rental firm Blockbuster.
He was warned his Birkenhead workplace may be set to close.
Wife Katrina, who married John in September after eight years together, has spent days searching for her husband but no trace of him has yet been found.
Dozens of Wirral residents and workers have put up posters with John’s picture on around the borough at bus stations, cafes and factories.
And a Facebook page set up to support the search attracted more than 4,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
Search organiser and close friend Brian Granby said: “We have had people out looking for John everywhere but have not had any joy so far.
“We’re been using Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness and the response we have had has been overwhelming.
“Unfortunately, John’s phone battery died at about 7am on Sunday, so police haven’t been able to trace where he is from that.
“Everyone has been phenomenal and we would all like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped, particularly those who don’t know John personally and have spread the news.”
John was last seen wearing a white polo shirt, jeans and Vans trainers.
Call police on 101 with any information.