Three young Israelis have come to London in a desperate search for their 28-year-old friend, Yoav Stern, who has been missing since December 8.

Yoav, who served in the IDF until six years ago, was latterly a film student and worked as a chef in a restaurant.

In early December, the Jerusalem-born Israeli, whose sister lives in London, came to the UK. But his friends have not heard from him for two weeks and are extremely worried about him. He was last seen on CCTV in Golders Green around lunchtime on December 8 and has not been seen since.

Police have been informed and pictures are circulating on social media of the missing man.