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James Winterbottom: driver appeal in search for missing 80 year old

James vanished during an evening of bad weather. Credit: GMP Didsbury

Police searching for a missing man are now appealing to drivers in South Manchester to help find him.

80-year-old James Winterbottom was last seen at around 8.45pm on Tuesday eaving his home on Moor Park Road, Didsbury.

Concerns were raised after it was thought that James was not wearing clothing suitable to the severe weather that's hit the area this week.

Detectives believe he has walked along a stretch of Manchester Road between the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre and Cheadle.

Despite our best efforts we have been unable to find James so far and his family are understandably becoming more and more concerned.

I am appealing to anyone who was driving along that road, around that time, to please think if you saw an elderly man walking or anyone matching James’ description.

– Detective Inspector Gareth Davies

People are also being asked to check their dash-cam footage.

“We are doing everything we can to make sure he is safe and bring him back to his loved ones.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4882 or 101, quoting incident number 2017 of 16/01/18.

James Winterbottom: Concerns grow for pensioner missing overnight

Have you seen James Winterbottom? Credit: GMP Didsbury

Police are searching for an 80 year old man who went missing in Manchester overnight.

Concerns were growing for James Winterbottom last night as the weather worsened in the region.

He was last seen at 20:45 in East Didsbury last night. He was wearing a navy jumper, navy trousers and black shoes.

Anyone with information or who has seen Mr Winterbottom is asked to contact police on 101.


Michael Brookes: Urgent appeal over missing teenager

Have you seen Michael Brookes? Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are concerned about a teenager who has not been seen in over 24 hours.

Michael Brookes, who's from Preston, was last seen at around 2am yesterday morning (Sunday, January 14).

The 19 year old was with a friend on Avenham Park, but left the park alone and has not been seen since.


  • around 5ft 7ins
  • slim build
  • short dark hair
  • speaks with a Liverpool accent
  • last seen wearing black skinny jeans and a black hooded top with a camouflage pattern at the bottom

If you have seen him or know where he is, please call Lancashire Police on 101.

Tom Williamson: Concerns grow for missing teenager

Tom Williamson was last seen in the Skelmersdale area on January 4. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police say they're growing increasingly concerned about a teenager who hasn't been seen for five days.

16 year old Tom Williamson was last seen in Skelmersdale in West Lancashire on January 4.

He was believed to be wearing a black hooded coat, black tracksuit pants and black trainers at the time of his disappearance.

I would appeal for anyone who sees Tom or knows where he might be to get in touch. I would also appeal directly to Tom to contact us to let us know he is safe

– PC Dave Woollam, of Skelmersdale Police

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0151 of January 4.


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

Concern over missing pregnant woman

Angela King Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a pregnant woman who was reported missing yesterday.

Angela King, 33, from Bury, was last seen at 11.30am on Thursday 12 January 2017.

She is described as mixed race, with black hair, brown eyes, around 5ft 1in tall, slim build and is heavily pregnant.

Angela was last seen wearing multi-coloured leggings, blue and pink Sketcher trainers and a thin khaki green/brown three-quarter length parka-style coat.

Detective Inspector Lee Hopwood said: “We are obviously worried for Angela’s welfare, but also for the welfare of her unborn child.

She is heavily pregnant and our priority first and foremost is to ensure that both her and the baby are safe and sound.

“Angela, if you are reading this please contact us and let us know you are ok."

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