Concern grows for missing Liverpool man

James Bennion, 20, from Wavertree, was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning following a night out in Liverpool.

Fundraising for funeral

James Bennion Credit: Merseyside Police

Friends of 20 year old James Bennion from Liverpool are organising a fund raising event to help pay for his funeral.

He disappeared on a night out.

His body was later discovered in the Albert Dock.

His funeral's due to be held after Christmas

Body in docks was missing Liverpool man

James Bennion vanished from Liverpool city centre last weekend

Merseyside Police have confirmed that the body recovered from the water in Albert Docks yesterday has been formally identified as being James Bennion.

The 20 year old had been missing since the early hours of last Sunday.

Officers say James' family has been notified and a date will be set for the post-mortem to establish the cause of death.

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Police step up search for missing man

Police cordon at Albert Dock Credit: ITV Granada

Police have stepped up their search for a Liverpool man who's been missing since the early hours of Sunday. 20 year old James Bennion, from Wavertree, was last seen in the Concert Square area after leaving a bar on Fleet Street.

Video: Desperate search for missing Liverpool man

A desperate search is underway for a young man who's been missing since a night out in Liverpool at the weekend.

James Bennion's sister took to twitter to appeal to him directly to 'please be home in the morning'.

All of his friends and family say they're shocked and that its totally out of character and they don't understand how he could just vanish.

Our correspondent Rob Smith has spent the day with those looking for James:-

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Concerns for missing Liverpool man

James Bennion was last seen in the early hours of Sunday. Credit: Merseyside Police

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 20-year-old James Bennion who has been missing since the early hours of Sunday.

James, from Wavertree, was last seen at about 3am in the Concert Square area of Liverpool city centre after leaving Baa Bar on Fleet Street.

Merseyside Police said James' family and friends are very concerned as his disappearance is out-of-character and James has not gone missing before.

He is described as being white, 5ft 9in tall, of a slim build with short brown hair. He has a pale complexion and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a picture of a record and the word ‘record’ in grey writing printed on the front of it and dark jeans.

James is known to have links to the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas.

Anyone who has seen James since Sunday should contact Merseyside Police on either 0151 777 5337 or via the 101 number, or Missing People on 116000.