The brother of a missing Huddersfield soldier hopes to fly to Tenerife to step up the hunt.

Graham Bermingham is hoping to fly out to the Canary Islands in the hope of tracking down his 21-year-old brother.

Relatives of Yorkshire Regiment soldier Matty Bermingham fear for his safety after he vanished 14 days ago.

The last contact they had from him was a series of worrying text messages in which he said “Sorry” and said he did not want to bring shame on his family.

The family believe he may have fled to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, as his driving licence was posted back to them from a holidaymaker.

Graham said: “We have had messages from a guy who has been in Tenerife and from a guy who works in a bar there that they may have seen Matty.

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“I and another relative are trying to arrange to fly out to see what we can find out.

“Someone else has offered to print flyers with his picture and put them up in bars around the island. We just want any information to tell us he is okay. It is so worrying.”

Matty, of Dalton, completed his six-month basic training last year before being posted to the Yorkshire Regiment and joined Corunna Company a few months ago at the regiment’s base in Warminster, Wiltshire.