[M]erseyside Police has reissued an appeal for help in finding a 51 year-old Liverpool man who has been missing from home for over a month.
Ian O’Brien was last seen in Walton on Thursday 19 January and extensive enquiries are continuing to establish his whereabouts.
Ian is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, bald with a heavy set build and has a grey stubble and glasses.
When last seen he was wearing a dark waterproof jacket, a red or white T shirt, and black tracksuit pants.
He is 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 and Kendal in Cumbria.
Detective Inspector Cath Haggerty said: “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.
“We would appeal to anyone who may have seen Ian in the weeks since he went missing to get in touch. They may not have realised at the time that Ian was missing but hopefully his photograph will jog a few memories.
“We know Ian likes to spend time around Melling and Crosby and also travels further afield to Llandudno and Cumbria.
“His family are understandably upset that Ian hasn’t been seen or been in touch to let them know he is safe.
“I would like to appeal to Ian directly to get in touch and let his family and friends know that he is ok.
“Anyone with information about Ian’s whereabouts can also contact Merseyside Police either on 0151 777 6064, the 101 number, or the Missing Persons charity on 116 000. Alternatively they can email the charity on [email protected].”