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Plea for two missing Norwich men to come home

PUBLISHED: 08:22 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:52 18 March 2019

Luke Allen, left, and Billy Applegate (pictured with daughter Daisy) have been reported missing. Photos: Debbie Allen/Gaynor Robinson

Luke Allen, left, and Billy Applegate (pictured with daughter Daisy) have been reported missing. Photos: Debbie Allen/Gaynor Robinson

Debbie Allen/Gaynor Robinson

Family and friends have today appealed to two Norwich men who have been reported missing to come home.

Luke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing. Photo: Debbie AllenLuke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing. Photo: Debbie Allen

Luke Allen, who turned 25 on Sunday, and Billy Applegate were last seen in the Dereham Road area of Norwich, at around 4am on Saturday.

Police confirmed both men had been reported missing.

While it is thought friends had spotted Mr Applegate on Sunday he had been alone, and Debbie Allen, Mr Allen’s mother, said she had not heard from her son, who she reported missing at 11am on Sunday.

She said: “We have not had one confirmed sighting of Luke since Saturday when he left someone’s house without no coat or any personal effects, he did have his phone as it’s not in the house.”

Billy Applegate, who has been reported missing, with his daughter Daisy. Photo: Gaynor RobinsonBilly Applegate, who has been reported missing, with his daughter Daisy. Photo: Gaynor Robinson

She added she was more worried as she had discovered her son had been suffering with poor mental health.

It is believed Mr Allen was also staying in the Plumstead area.

Friends and family have posted on social media to try and find the pair, who are both fathers to young children, but as yet they had not heard from either of them.

Mr Applegate’s girlfriend Gaynor Robinson said: “They left my flat around 3am to meet someone on Dereham Road.

Luke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing. Photo: Debbie AllenLuke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing. Photo: Debbie Allen

“They both went there in a Mercedes, after that Luke’s not been seen and Billy’s been seen Sunday and yesterday on Woodcock Road.

“They both have their phones but they’re off and they’re both very depressed.”

She said while her boyfriend had taken a key, Mr Allen left behind his tobacco and loose change.

“I just want Billy to know I’m not angry at all, I just want to know he’s safe and to come home. Me and his daughter miss him loads.”

Luke Allen (left) and Billy Applegate (centre) with Mr Applegate's girlfriend Gaynor Robinson. Photo: Gaynor RobinsonLuke Allen (left) and Billy Applegate (centre) with Mr Applegate's girlfriend Gaynor Robinson. Photo: Gaynor Robinson

Mrs Allen added: “I just want to let Luke know we all love him and want to know he is safe.”

Mr Allen is believed to be wearing jeans or Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a large blue coat and green trainers.

Mr Applegate is believed to be wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a True Religion tracksuit top.

• If anyone has information, contact police on 101.

Luke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing with friend Billy Applegate. Photo: Debbie AllenLuke Allen, 25, who has been reported missing with friend Billy Applegate. Photo: Debbie Allen

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