Specialist marine search units have resumed the search for a missing Preston man along the River Ribble.Advertisement
Michael Brooks was last seen in the early hours of Sunday (14 January) when he left a friend in Avenham Park.
Since then police and a number of other organisations, as well as Michael’s friends and family, have made numerous appeals to find him.
During Thursday morning the marine units – which were in Broadgate last week – have re-appeared and are beginning another search of the River Ribble from Avenham Park towards the Bullnose.
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On Monday (22 January) police had released CCTV of Michael and a friend leaving their flat in Lawson Street around 1.05am.
The last confirmed sighting of Michael is on CCTV in Glover’s Court at 1.20am on the Sunday when he disappeared.
His mother has spoken to the Lancashire Post and made an emotional appeal for Michael to make contact.
Detective Inspector Graeme Simpson, of South CID, said: “We remain extremely concerned for Michael who has now been missing for more than a week.
“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. I particularly need to trace and speak to the two people described who may have walked past Michael and his friend at around the time he disappeared and I would urge them to come forward.
“Any information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, could prove crucial to our investigation. We are aware that there is a lot of speculation on social media and would urge people to share any information they have with the police.
“Furthermore, I would urge Michael, if he sees this appeal, to call us to let us know he is safe and well.”
On Thursday (25 January) police confirmed Michael was still missing and they were continuing their search and appeals.