Spalding man missing in Nepal following earthquake

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A Spalding mum has made a frantic plea for her son who has gone missing in Nepal to get in touch.

Jake Whyles (24) went to India a month ago and is believed to be in the mountain kingdom of Nepal where the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck on Saturday, killing 4,000 people.

His mother, Maria, posted his details on the Google Person Finder website, where up to 50 Britons are listed as missing in Nepal.

She wrote on the page: “Status: I have reason to think this person is missing.

“Last known location: pokhara....kathmandu.”

The family, who live in Spring Gardens, last heard from Mr Whyles last week, just a few days before the natural disaster.

In a personal message to her son, Maria wrote: “Hey Jake, get in touch as soon as you can.”

In her description of her son, she said he has a shaved head, nose piercing, septum piercing, with a scarab beetle tattoo on his arm, plus a tattoo on his calf and a tattoo of spiralling dots on his back.

The search for British survivors has been hampered by damage to communications networks.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said several hundred British nationals are thought to be in the country.

Embassy staff have been searching hospitals to find any Britons in need of help, but none have yet been reported as being killed or injured. Spalding man missing in Nepal following earthquake

Officials have warned it could take some time before those listed as missing are tracked down.