THE family of a young Norbury soldier missing for three weeks have renewed their appeal for him to come home.
Steven Mubanga, a trainee British Army soldier, was last seen on January 11 when he left his home in Kilmartin Avenue, Norbury, to get a train to his Yorkshire barracks.
But the 20-year-old has not been seen since and police believe he never boarded the train.
Today Karen Guirhil, Steven's aunt, appealed for Steven to contact his family and to let them know he is safe.
Ms Guirhil said: "Steven's got such a good future ahead of him and this is just completely out of character for him. He's such a fun-loving, caring, committed and responsible person.
"Even when he's away and misses a call from me, he'll send me a text or message on Facebook to say sorry and that he'll call back soon. I'm just really worried that we've not heard any news from him at all and just want to know that he's safe.
"Steven, if you're reading this and you think that you're in any kind of trouble, then whatever it might be, I know that we can work it out together. I'm so proud of you and your cousin is missing you like crazy as well. We just want to know that you're ok so please, please get in touch."
Steven is a black man of medium build with short black hair. He is around of 5ft 10ins tall. Steven wears black, square-rimmed glasses and often wears a baseball cap.
He was last seen wearing a grey, black and white hooded top, dark blue jeans, a black and green baseball cap and white Nike Air Jordan basketball trainers. He was carrying a JD Sports bag and a back pack.
Steven has links to the Croydon, Norbury, Camberwell and Streatham areas.