25 registered sex offenders have gone missing in Greater Manchester including one who disappeared in September 2005 and three others who went missing in 2006. Police have revealed that hundreds have gone missing across the UK. Greater Manchester's Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said it's all down to dwindling resources.
Steven Hewitt has been found safe and well after he went missing from his home in Royton.
Concerns about Mr Hewitt's whereabouts were raised earlier today when he failed to return home.
Detectives have released a new photograph of a missing Southport man who hasn't been seen for more than two weeks.
Adam Whitehurst, 34, from the Churchtown was last seen by his wife at around 10am on New Year’s Eve. His family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for him as despite extensive police enquiries and a public appeal, he has not been seen nor contacted by his family.
“Adam lives in Churchtown in Southport but works in Manchester city centre and has relatives and friends in Cheshire so I am appealing for people in all these areas to look at his photo and tell us if you think you have seen him since New Year’s Eve. He also has links to London.
“His disappearance is unusual and everyone who knows him are understandably distraught. The police are doing everything we can to find him but we need the public’s help.”
Two young boys have gone missing from their homes in Bacup. Connor Kane, 14 and Kaine Bradley, 13 were last seen at an house in the town at midnight on Thursday.
Connor is described white, slim build with wavy short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black trainers with white soles.
Kaine is described as white, slim build with short, light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark grey waterproof jacket, grey jogging bottoms and grey and orange trainers.
We are becoming increasingly concerned about Connor and Kaine and I would urge anyone who has any information about their whereabouts to contact us. We believe that they are together and could be in the Burnley area.
Similarly, I would urge Connor and Kaine, if they see this appeal themselves, to get in touch to let us know they are safe.”
Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing man from Wirral. Trevor Haskayne, 75, was last seen by family at his home on School Lane, Meols on Saturday, 21 June. Trevor’s family say disappearance is out of character and he has never been reported as missing before.
Trevor is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of a slim build with grey hair and a tanned complexion. He is believed to be in possession of a navy blue case with brown handles and a wristwatch with a snakeskin strap
Police say they believe a body found in Wigan is that of Kerry Bailey, 36, who'd been missing from her home in Worsley since Wednesday.
The family of a missing mum are appealing for help to trace her.
Kerry Bailey, 36, was last seen at her home in Worsley, on Wednesday afternoon.
She is approximately 5ft 3in tall, of slim to medium build with long brown hair.
She is believed to be wearing a pair of black pants and possibly a grey hooded top but may also have a blue carer's uniform with her.
Nadia’s family are understandably concerned they have not heard from her since May 7 and are urging she contacts them or police to let us know she is okay.
This is completely out of character which adds to our concerns.
I want to stress that she is not in any trouble at all and we want her to come back home to her loved ones.
Police in Manchester say they are growing increasingly concerned of the whereabouts of a missing 28-year-old woman from Cheetham Hill.
Nadia Javaid was last seen at her home on Esmond Road on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at around 10.15am.
She is described as being of slim build, 5ft 4in tall, has long black hair and brown eyes.
She is believed to be last seen wearing a yellow and grey striped t- shirt and a black linen sari.
Anyone who may have seen her are asked to phone police on 0161 856 3913 or 3923 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a teenager who has gone missing.
Declan Edwards, 16, was last seen by a friend in Towneley Park in Burnley at about 2pm on Sunday.
Declan is described as white, 6-ft 1-ins tall, slim build, with straight short blond hair.
He was last seen wearing a grey Nike sweat shirt and grey Nike jogging bottoms and white and pink Nike trainers.
He may also be in possession of a black coloured, lightweight jacket with yellow coloured Lyle and Scott motif on the front.
Sgt Leah Rice, of Lancashire Police, said: “Declan has not been seen for a couple of days and this is out of character for him, we are growing increasingly concerned about him and I would appeal for anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to get in touch.
"I would also appeal to Declan himself to contact us if he sees this appeal just to let us know he is safe.”
Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police.