Family and friends have appealed for the safe return of missing baby Louis, who has disappeared with his father Kieran Carroll.
The 22-year-old, believed to be from Bedford and who went to college in the town, vanished with his eight-month-old son and police this week launched an urgent appeal for him to get in touch.
The baby’s great-grandmother has now appealed for Kieran to bring Louis back home safely.
Vivien Jakob-Grant, 65, told ITV Anglia: “I would rather Louis be back home where he should be. I want him to be back home in one piece.
“I don’t think his father would have hurt him because he doesn’t look the kind of person who would do that but I want him to be back home.
“I would just like him to take Louis back home where he should be.”
Recently he has been living in Luton and police say Kieran has disappeared without any baby supplies such as food and nappies and say it is very out of character.
The case is not being treated as child abduction.
A spokesman said: “We are just concerned for their safety and just want to know they are both OK.”
Kieran’s Facebook page features dozens of loving pictures of himself with his young son.
Det Insp Sean Quinn said: “This type of disappearance is very out of character for Kieran and we are becoming increasingly concerned.
“If you have seen Kieran, or have any information about where he and Louis may be, please contact us immediately.”
Kieran, who has extensive tattoos on his arms and hands, is believed to be wearing black trousers, a grey hooded top, and a dark woolly hat with a bobble on it.”
Anyone with information about the missing father should contact Det Insp Quinn on the non-emergency number 101.