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Missing Bedminster man

James Arthur has been missing since yesterday morning Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are concerned about a 66-year-old man who has been missing since yesterday morning.

James Arthur went missing from the Philips Street area of Bedminster during the early hours. He was last seen at about 1.45am.

Concern is growing because he is known to depressed.

James is a black man, about 5ft 5ins of medium build. He has a bald head, brown eyes and is clean shaven. When he went missing he was thought to have been wearing a black knee-length coat, smart black trousers and brown shoes. It is possible he may be wearing a hat.

He may appear confused or dazed and may not be able to look after himself.

Anyone with information should contact police at Broadbury Road police station on 101.

Bedminster benefitting from Mary Portas

East Street and Bedminster Parade. Credit: ITV News West Country

Bedminster in Bristol is one of only two 'Portas Pilot' towns to see the benefits of joining the scheme.

Ten areas have seen a fall in the number of occupied shop units, according to a report.

The towns were awarded a share of the £1.2million High Street Innovation Fund, launched a year ago, as well as government support and access to retail guru Mary Portas following her review of the sector.

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