PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to see what the government can do to help find Portland man Grant Bailey who went missing in Afghanistan last month and is feared to be being held by the Taliban.

Mr Bailey had been working out in the country since September for a non-government agency when he was reportedly arrested at gunpoint in Kabul - a day before he was due to fly out.

South Dorset MP Richard Drax raised the matter of Mr Bailey’s whereabouts in Parliament during Prime Minister's questions on Wednesday.

Speaking in the House of Commons Mr Drax said: “My constituent Grant Bailey went back to Afghanistan in September, he disappeared in December around Christmas time.

“We think the Taliban have him.

“Can my right honourable friend advise me and his family whether he knows anything about this man, who has him and what is being done to get him home?”

In response the Prime Minister said he would call a meeting between the South Dorset MP and the relevant minister.

Boris Johnson said: “Thank you to my right honourable friend for raising the case with me and I will organise the meeting with the relevant minister as soon as possible to establish what we can do to help Grant.”

Dorset Echo: Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a statement ahead of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Wednesday January 12, 2022.

Concerns have been growing for the dad’s safety as officials urgently attempt to locate him, with it feared he is being held by the Taliban following a security clampdown.

Mr Bailey’s brother, Robin Bailey, has been desperate to find out more about his whereabouts having not heard anything since the initial reports on television and hopes now that the matter has been raised with the Prime Minister he may hear more - having also written to his office himself.

Robin said: “I have heard nothing, all we want is an update especially for my dad.

“I’m not asking for much. It’s not like I’m asking for his bank details, I just want to know what’s happened.

“As I have said before, we are hoping for the best but expecting the worst at the moment until we know more.”

British Embassy staff are said to be urgently trying to locate him with staff working remotely since fleeing the country in August.

A Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said: “We are aware of the detention of a British national in Afghanistan and have been in touch with their family to support them.”