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Family appeal for missing Walton man to come home

Ian O'Brien was last seen on Thursday 19th January in Walton. Credit: Merseyside Police

The family of a man from Walton who's been missing for almost a week have appealed for him to come home.

Police say that Ian O'Brien was last seen in Walton on Thursday 19th January.

The 51-year-old has been described as white, 5ft 8in tall, bald with a heavy set build and he has grey stubble and glasses.

Ian's family have appealed for him to make contact with them. His daughter Keeley O'Brien has appealed to her father to let know that he's safe.

When last seen he was wearing a dark waterproof jacket, a red or white T shirt and black tracksuit pants.

We are very concerned that Ian has not made contact with his family as this is very unusual for him. This has caused severe distress for his family who are worried for his safety. I would like anyone who has seen Ian, or knows of his whereabouts to contact us.

– Detective Chief Inspector Chris Sephton, Merseyside Police

He's known to frequent the Leeds Liverpool canal area of Melling and Crosby marina and beach area. He is also known to travel to the Llandudno area of Wales.

Anyone who has seen or spoken to Ian or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to contact the police immediately on 0151 777 6064, 101 or the Missing Persons charity on 116 000. Alternatively they can email the charity on 116000@missing



Body found in search for missing Wirral man

Simon Watson, 45, was last seen on CCTV at a bank in Birkenhead days after going missing. Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police says a body has been found in the search for Simon Watson, 45, from Prenton, who went missing nearly four weeks ago.

The body was found on Friday, but officers have not disclosed where.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause.

The body has not yet been formally identified.

Police concerned for missing elderly man

Merseyside Police has issued an appeal for help to find an elderly man from the Wirral who went missing from a care home late on Sunday night.

Officers have been searching Hoylake and the surrounding area overnight after Edward Don disappeared from Hilbre Court nursing home on Barton Road.

He was reported missing at around 9pm.

Care home staff are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He is described as white, around 5ft 4ins tall, of heavy build with a predominantly bald head and grey hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jumper, black trousers and brown shoes with Velcro straps.

Anyone with information or who may have seen Mr Don is asked to call 101 straight away.

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