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Police issue footage of man who has been missing for a month

MISSING: Aron Kato

POLICE HAVE issued CCTV footage of the last known sighting of a man from Newham who has been missing for a month after being pushed into a car.

Aron Kato, 28, was last seen being pushed into a car in Ley Street, Ilford, shortly after 04.30am on April 19.

CCTV footage released by police shows Kato being chased and then pushed to the ground by an unidentified man.

Kato, who is the father of a three-month-old baby, has not made any contact with his friends or family since April 18 and police are very concerned for his welfare.

His partner, Chanel Naidoo has also issued a passionate appeal for information to find him and bring him home. She said: “Aron was taken from us and we haven't seen or heard from him since. On that day, we went out with our son and his niece bowling and to the park as Aron loved taking the kids out.

“That evening he left us to go out with his friends, he called me at midnight and told me he loved us and he was going home. But the next morning I knew something was wrong when his phone was going to voicemail and he never came home and his family hadn't seen him either.

She added: "We are all so worried and we just want him home. We miss and love him so much, Aron is the kindest and most caring person and he is the best partner, father, son, brother and uncle and we need him home back with us where he should be. His son is now 15 weeks old and he needs his father.

“We just need him home and we pray that he is safe and returns back to us. We love him so much. Please help us to find Aron. We all need our Aron back."

The search to find Kato is being led by detectives from the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command. The case is currently being treated as a missing person investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Mick Norman said: “Aron had recently become a father and his disappearance is very much out of character. There has been no sighting of Aron for a month and, as you can imagine, his family are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety.

“Aron was last seen being forced into an, as yet unrecovered, dark coloured BMW hatchback, with the registration RF12 0ZA, in Ley Street, Ilford. I would appeal to anyone who knows the whereabouts of that car or the occupants to contact police immediately on 020 8721 4005."

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

So far seven men, aged from 25 to 39, have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap but they have all been released under investigation.

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