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Major search for missing Preston teenager

Michael Brookes

[P]OLICE are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Preston.

Michael Brookes was last seen around 2am on Sunday (January 14) in Avenham Park with a friend.

He left the park alone and has not been seen since.

Michael is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short dark hair. He speaks with a Liverpool accent and was last seen wearing black skinny jeans and a black hooded top with a camouflage pattern at the bottom.

Officers, with the support of teams from the North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit, the Environment Agency, Coastguard, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and regional police helicopter units, have conducted a number of searches in the Riversway, Avenham and Fishergate Hill areas since Michael went missing.

Police are continuing to appeal for information following Michael’s disappearance and would urge anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

Inspector Patrick Worden, of Preston Police, said: “Michael has been missing for a number of days now and we are very concerned for his welfare.

“Officers, with the support of specialist teams from the region, have conducted searches across the area Michael was last seen and we remain hopeful of finding him.

“If you saw him, or know where he is, please contact us immediately.

“Any information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, could prove crucial to our investigation.

“Furthermore, I would urge Michael, if he sees this appeal, to call us to let us know he is safe and well.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log reference 0641 of January 14.

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