THE mother of missing man Neil Allen has urged him to make contact.

The 41-year-old was reported missing in Wimborne after having last been seen on the evening of Tuesday, February 13.

Now, Neil’s mother has issued an appeal from his family to their loved one.

She said: “Neil, PLEASE get in touch with me or one of your friends to let us know you are OK.

“So many people care about you and are out searching for you. We all love you and want you back safe and well. PLEASE come home. I love you, Mum.”

Dorset Police has been carrying out searches and enquiries to locate Neil.

Their enquiries indicate he visited an address in Barnes Crescent before going to the Spar store in Gordon Road, at 8.50pm on February 13.

He was captured on CCTV at the store, before being seen on Leigh Road, near to Brook Road, roughly between 9.30pm and 10pm.

Neil is described as five feet 10 inches tall and with long brown hair and a full beard.

Chief inspector David Parr, of Dorset Police, said: “Neil’s mother is being supported and updated regularly by officers from our Missing Person Support Team. We have continued our extensive searches to find Neil and a lot of activity has taken place over the past weekend in Wimborne and the wider surroundings, including in rural and water areas.

“Since Neil’s disappearance, we have had tremendous support from volunteers – not just from Dorset but also the wider network of search teams across the region. We have also been supported by colleagues from the National Police Air Support unit, drone team and dog section.

“We are immensely grateful for all the help and assistance we have had from everyone. Many specialist search volunteers have willingly given up their time to search some very difficult areas and in some challenging weather conditions. The support we have received has enabled us to complete most of our location-based searches.

“Unfortunately, despite the extensive coordinated searches that have taken place, we still have not located Neil or been able to find any more information about where he may have gone.

“While the public may see a reduction in the visible search activity over the coming days, I want to reassure them that our efforts to locate Neil are ongoing and we will continue to explore any lines of enquiries that emerge as well as follow up any new reported sightings.

“The response from the local community has been exceptional and the efforts they have made to find Neil and work with us has not gone unnoticed. Search activity is continuing and I want to reiterate my message to the community – please do not place yourself in danger if you are looking for Neil, especially around rivers and flooded areas.

“I would again urge members of the public with any information, no matter how small, that they feel may assist our investigation to please come forward.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Neil’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240023981.