THE family of missing Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan made an emotional appeal for information on his disappearance.

Dad Alan Vaughan and mum Mary Lucas said: “Our lives have been on hold since 30th December and every day since then we have lived in hope that he will walk through the door. It’s been a painstaking time for us while we wait on news that our boy is safe.

“For Kyle to go missing is totally out of character. He would always be in contact with his mother every day and now we are heartbroken.

“We are grateful to Gwent Police for their help and support during this difficult time and we have faith that they will resolve this nightmare for us.

“The response from the public has been overwhelming and we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who have volunteered their time to help us search for Kyle in Newbridge and the surrounding areas.

“We feel there are people out there who could hold information that is vital to this inquiry. It’s also possible that there are people who know what’s happened to Kyle but are too scared to come forward.

“We would ask those people to please help us to find our son, who is a family-orientated, larger than life, fun-loving young man who is deeply missed by his large family and loyal friends.”

Kyle’s brother Karl Sheahan said: “We feel numb and are sick with worry about what might have happened to him.

“We were in total shock when we were told that our son and brother, was feared dead.

“It’s been an unbearable strain on us as a family and we would urge anyone who can help end this nightmare to come forward.”