Martyn Cunliffe missing: Friends issue heartfelt plea for Preston man to make contact

Posted on - 26th August, 2016 - 7:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Martyn Cunliffe has not been seen since Monday, and a bike like the one he was last seen riding

Martyn Cunliffe has not been seen since Monday, and a bike like the one he was last seen riding

Concerns are being raised for a Preston man who has not been seen since Monday.


Martyn Cunliffe, 26, left his home in Walton Parade around 10.20pm


Preston Police say he had consumed alcohol and had a number of sleeping tablets in his possession.

He is known to have headed up Fishergate Hill towards the city centre, making his way into Birley Street near the Flag Market around 10.30pm.

He was riding a distinctive white Apollo hybrid bike.

Sergeant John Wiggans said: “We, along with Martyn’s family, are getting very worried for his welfare and state of mind given the circumstances of his disappearance.

“Our priority is to find him and so if anyone may have taken his bike or knows someone who has recently got a bike like this that they think may be stolen, we want to speak to them. I would like to reassure people that this isn’t about prosecuting the person who might have taken it but about finding out the bike’s location which may lead us to Martyn.”

Martyn is described as white, 6ft 2in tall, of medium build with shoulder-length light brown hair. He was wearing a sweatshirt with a white or light logo, grey Adidas jogging pants and black trainers with white soles.

Sgt Wiggans said: “If anyone might have seen Martyn on the night he went missing or since, I would ask them to get in contact with us at their earliest opportunity.

“Similarly, if Martyn himself sees this appeal I would urge him to speak to a family member or ring the police immediately so we know he is okay.”

His friends have also issued an appeal to find the 26-year-old with posters stuck up aroun the city and posted on social media.

Will Bennett who shared the poster said: “If you see this please please please come home many hearts are breaking for you and we want to help and get you better.

“You are not in any trouble at all and things are not as bad as you think. We all love you so very much, we promise we can sort this out. Please come home or get in touch.”

Martyn has links to Preston and Warrington. Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 240 of August 23rd.

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