Serving UK soldier vanishes from London

A serving British soldier has gone missing from south London, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Mehmet Ali Osman, 25, was last seen by his family at an address in Southwark on 31 May.

The soldier was due to report for duty at Catterick army base in North Yorkshire but did not turn up.

Police think he may have travelled to an address in Fife before going missing again.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Mehmet never kept his appointment. His family and police are now very concerned for his welfare."

Mr Osman is about 5ft 11ins tall and of proportionate, muscular build.

An MoD spokesman said: "We can confirm we are aware he has been Awol but we don't have anything else to add."

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