A MOTHER'S fears are growing for the safety of her son who vanished mysteriously.
Jason Mark Butler has not been seen since he was driven away from his Golcar home four months ago.
His 72-year-old mother, Rose, said his disappearance was totally out of character and urged anyone with information about where Jason might be or what has happened to him to come forward.
Jason, 37, was unemployed, but is thought to have been offered a week's work with a tarmac gang.
He left in a grey four-wheel drive vehicle. Since then he has not claimed his unemployment benefit and there has been no trace of him.
Rose said: "It's just so unlike him. He was always so concerned about me all the time. Even if he went for a night out he would phone me to see if I was all right.
"And when he returned home he would knock on my bedroom door to say he was back."
Jason, a single man, has always lived with his mother in Cedar Close, Golcar.
Rose said that on Monday, September 8 last year, two teenage boys called at the house at about 2pm asking for him.
Jason went out to talk to someone in the vehicle and returned minutes later to tell his mother he had been offered a week's work with a tarmac gang.
She asked which part of the country he was going to work in, but he said he would be told that on the way. He left saying he would be back by the end of that week.
"He's never gone missing before and it's just so out of character," said Rose. "I would have expected him to have phoned up long before now. When we heard nothing we were sure he'd come home for Christmas."
Jason had got an Alsatian puppy called Sheena in May and left her at the house.
Jason's sister, Mandy, added: "He would not have gone away and just left his dog. My mum is now beside herself with worry."
Jason is white, 5ft 10in and slim with short brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. He has tattoos on both arms - one featuring a snake and a sword - and the name Cathy across his knuckles on one hand.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "The more time that passes, the more anxious the family is becoming.
"If anyone has any information about what has happened to him or where he is now, we would urge them to come forward and tell us."
Contact Huddersfield police helpdesk on 01484 436659.