Concern for missing Bristol man who texted family saying he 'didn't know where he was'

The 26-year-old was last seen on Friday (17 March). Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Update: Police officers searching for a missing man found a body on Sunday afternoon in Bristol (19 March).

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious. Formal identification has not yet been carried out but the family has been informed.

Police are concerned for the welfare of a Bristol man who texted his family after he was last seen to say he "didn't know where he was".

Preston, who is 26, left his home in Shirehampton on the evening of 17 March and hasn't been seen since.

The last his family and friends heard from him was via text in the early hours of the following day, where he said his car had broken down and he was lost.

Preston was last seen leaving his address at about 9.30pm in his car.

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said: "Preston then messaged at 12.30am saying he'd broken down and didn't know where he was.

"He has not been in contact with family or friends since."

He is described as white, 6ft tall and muscular with short brown hair. He was wearing a tracksuit when he was last seen.

He is known to visit Clifton Downs, Almondsbury, Cribbs Causeway and Easter Compton areas of the city.

Anyone who knows where the 26-year-old is is asked to call 999, quoting reference 5223063728, or 101 if you've seen the car or have any other information.

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