Public urged to join search for Michael Brookes in Avenham Park

Posted on - 20th January, 2018 - 10:24am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Preston City Centre
Michael Brookes
Michael Brookes

Friends and family of a missing Preston man are to meet nearly a week on from his disappearance.


Michael Brookes was last seen leaving Avenham Park at around 2am on Sunday (14 January).

The 19-year-old has not been seen or heard from since.

Preston Police have led a search of the River Ribble, Avenham Park and other areas of the city supported by specialist marine units and the police helicopter.

Search team spotted near Broadgate

Members of the public are being asked to come and join the search for Michael.

A dedicated Facebook page has also been set up for news on the search to find Michael.

The search for Michael takes place from 1pm on Saturday (20 January) and the meeting point is from the flag overlooking Avenham Park.

Jake Allison, one of the group who will be searching for Michael, said: “I suggested a group going for a search round the surrounding areas of avenham and his family have shown support with getting on board, hopefully alot of people turn up. I don’t know Michael but I know his family are worried sick.

“Hopefully people who have the time will be able to come and help with the search and keep his family feeling like the community is pulling together and taking a constructive approach to the unfortunate circumstance.”

The latest from the police

Inspector Patrick Worden 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 police on 101 quoting log reference 0641 of January 14.

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