A dad has made a desperate plea from the United States to help find his missing son, who was last seen at Manchester Airport.
Boyd Dugan, from Iowa, has not heard from his son, Nick, since he landed there on Thursday, May 14.
Nick, 30, flew to the UK to embark on a ‘dream trip’ to Europe, having never travelled alone before.
He sent a text to his twin brother, Matthew, when he first landed but has not been heard from since.
His father, Boyd, is worried ‘something terrible’ may have happened to Nick.
He claims police in America and Manchester will not help him because Nick is not a minor or in need of any medication.
Boyd, who lives with his twin sons in Winterset, Iowa, said: “It’s just so out of character for Nick to disappear like this.
“He’s very close to his twin brother and has never gone a day without contacting him.
“They’re like best friends but he’s not sent Matt a message or email since Thursday.
“We were using the messaging app Viber to stay in touch but he’s not even been online.
“It’s so strange because he always has his phone with him.
“We are all so scared for his safety.
"We’ve been in tears.
“It has always been his dream to go to Europe, but he’s never travelled alone before.
“All we want to know is whether he is safe and well.”
Nick did not provide any details about where he was staying once he had landed.
However Boyd believes his son has stayed in a village south of Manchester and may have caught a train to Crewe.
The family have looked at Nick’s bank transactions and knows he withdrew some cash from Manchester Airport on Thursday.
Boyd added: “It’s such a frustrating situation because the police or the embassy won’t do anything.
“This is so unusual for him. He’s a very straight person and doesn’t even drink.
“If anyone has any information about where he is, then please let us know.
“And Nick, if you see this, please let us know you’re ok.”
Nick is described as 5’8, skinny with light brown-blond hair..
Anyone with information should email Boyd on: firstname.lastname@example.org.