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New CCTV as search for missing DJ Derek moves to Yate

Police searching for a missing DJ say they are now re-focusing their search efforts in the Yate area following a credible new sighting.

Police have also released new CCTV footage showing the last confirmed sighting of the 73 year old.

It was captured on July 10th and shows Derek entering The Criterion Pub, Ashley Road, Bristol at around 11.38pm.

He is then seen leaving the premises at approximately 00.13am on July 11th.

DJ Derek has been missing since 23rd July but was seen by friends at Yate bus station on either July 16 or 17 at approximately midday.

New sighting of missing DJ Derek in Yate

DJ Derek, who is well-known in the music scene Credit: ITV News West Country

Police searching for missing DJ Derek Morris from Bristol say they have had a suspected sighting of the 73-year-old.

DJ Derek, as he is known, was last seen on his way home from the Commercial Rooms in Bristol on 10 July.

It has now emerged that he may have been seen by friends at Yate bus station on either 16 or 17 July at approximately midday.

Officers are now re-focusing their search in the Yate area.

They have also had sightings of Derek at Cribbs Causeway and Thornbury and are looking into any potential link with bus routes in South Gloucestershire.

Since Derek was reported missing on Thursday 23 July, we’ve conducted a thorough and wide-spread search investigation.

“This has involved detailed CCTV examinations, house to house enquiries and physical searches.

“We have also had a large number of reported sightings following our public appeal and we are working through all of these.

“This new confirmed sighting in Yate will mean we will re-focus our efforts in this area and I would ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Yate bus station on July 16/17 to come forward.

"I would also ask anyone who regularly uses public transport within Yate, Cribbs Causeway or Thornbury to come forward if they have any information.

– Detective Inspector Chris Jay, Avon & Somerset Police

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CCTV footage of missing DJ Derek released

DJ Derek disappeared exactly three weeks ago. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police have released CCTV footage of Derek Morris, better known as Bristol's legendary DJ Derek.

It is exactly three weeks since he disappeared. The footage below shows him in the Commercial Rooms in Bristol's Corn Street.

The last known sighting of Derek was on Friday July 10, when he was seen crossing the road from Rupert Street to Lewins Mead in the city centre.

Search for DJ Derek continues with people sharing the appeal online

Police are encouraging people to use social media to help appeal for information and are asking people to use the hashtag #FindDJDerek.

Today his family will be retracing his last known steps in the city.

Police urge people to use the hashtag FindDJDerek

Police have renewed their appeal for information. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have renewed their appeal for information about the whereabouts of DJ Derek and are asking people to use the hashtag #FindDJDerek online.

The 73-year-old from Bristol has been missing for nearly three weeks now.

Today his family will be retracing his last known steps in the city.

DJ Derek is described as white, of average height and slim build with grey hair, he also wears glasses.

We are growing increasingly concerned for Derek’s wellbeing. It appears that Derek hasn’t used his bank account since the beginning of the month and doesn’t have a mobile phone.

We’ve checked with all the pubs and clubs he had been booked to play at and he has not made contact with any of them.

Derek has a hobby of visiting each new Wetherspoon's pub which opens in the region and further afield. We have liaised with Wetherspoons and they have circulated our appeal.

– Detective Inspector Mark Langdon

DJ Derek's family to retrace his last known steps

His family have started a poster campaign and online appeals to find him. Credit: ITV West Country

The family of missing Bristol "legend" DJ Derek will be retracing his last known steps today.

The 73-year-old has not been seen for nearly 3 weeks after leaving Bristol's Commercial Rooms pub in the city centre to walk home to St Pauls.

Daddy G from Massive Attack, Dizzee Rascal and Roni Size are among those who have appealed for help to find him.

His bank account has not been used since he went missing.

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'It's hard to be positive': DJ Derek's family desperate for news

DJ Derek has been missing for three weeks. Credit: ITV News

The 73-year-old former DJ, a "legend" of the Bristol music scene, has been missing for three weeks. He was last seen at Bristol's Commercial Rooms pub.

His family have started a poster campaign and online appeals to find him.

Daddy G from Massive Attack, Dizzee Rascal and Roni Size are among those who have joined the appeals to find him.

DJ Derek's great-niece Jennifer Griffiths spoke to Rob Murphy about what the family are going through.

EXCLUSIVE: Member of Massive Attack speaks of missing DJ Derek

A member of the Bristol band Massive Attack has added his voice to the campaign to find the missing Bristol DJ Derek Morris.

Daddy G of Massive Attack spoke to us exclusively about his missing friend - but says he isn't worried as the DJ doesn't have a mobile phone.

Describing his friend he said:

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