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Police appeal after man goes missing on 40th birthday

Matthew Rees went missing on the day of his 40th birthday Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police is appealing for information after a man went missing on his 40th birthday.

Matthew Rees has been missing from his home in Treneol in Aberdare since Saturday 11th May.

According to police, he left his home at 8.30am to get a tattoo in Porthcawl. His family believed he would also visit Newton beach while in the area.

The last contact Matthew's family had was a message at 8.30pm on the same day to let them know he had missed his bus back to Aberdare. Police then received a call just before midnight, when he sounded considerably distressed. Officers say they are very concerned for his welfare.

He is described as around 5ft 8 and has shaven, brown hair with a pale complexion. At the time he went missing he was wearing a black t-shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Wales Police’s non emergency 101 number or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.