THE family of a missing Newport man have vowed to travel the length and breadth of the UK, putting up posters and not resting until he is found.

It is nearly a month since John 'Baz' Barrington, 42, of Worcester Crescent, St Julians, disappeared and while there have been no concrete sightings, family and friends have already travelled around Wales, London, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare putting up posters.

They will continue their search and are prepared to go as far north as Scotland, to Cornwall in the south and even abroad if any leads come up.

Mr Barrington's sister Andrea said "we're not giving up", her resolve strengthened by an awareness event at the Glebelands on Saturday, which attracted hundreds of people and raised £1,500 for the search.

She said: "It shows the support for John that an event we arranged in six days attracted so many people. We sold hundreds of yellow wristbands and the money will help the search and be kept in a special fund for us to react if there is a sighting.

"We've already put thousands of posters around the country on buses, taxis, cars and shops. Friends have been to Cheltenham this weekend and are planning to go to Northampton next week, we'll go all over the UK and even abroad."

Mr Barrington was last seen on April 30 when he was supposed to meet up with a friend for a day trip to Weston-Super-Mare.

But, the part-time window cleaner didn't didn't show up at the meeting point on Morden Road- something totally out of character- and there's been no news from him since.

His sister said lots of people have come forward to police, but so far there's been no concrete sightings, with a television appeal planned for the next few weeks.

She added: "We want to keep it in the public eye. We're staying positive and not giving up and hopefully we'll jog someone's memory. It is out of character as he wouldn't leave mum."

Miss Barrington added that the family have "good days and bad days, but just hope John comes home".

Call Gwent Police with information on 01633 838111.