Emotional appeal for missing Preston man to ‘come home for Christmas’

Posted on - 24th December, 2018 - 1:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Preston News, Ribbleton
Steven Durand who has been missing since October
Steven Durand who has been missing since October

The mother of a man who has been missing since mid-October has appealed for him to come home for Christmas.


Steven Durand was last seen in a shop in Manchester on 20 October.

The family of Steven, who is from Preston, have called on the public to also think-again if they have seen him.

His mother Christine Durand said: “For the first time in my life I face the prospect of not seeing my son on Christmas Day. Steven has a heart of gold and family has always been of the utmost importance to him.

“At this time on Christmas Eve he would usually be doing last-minute wrapping or playing with his nieces and nephews.”

The 31-year-old, who went missing from Hornby Avenue, Brookfield, was last sighted twice in Manchester on the same day.

The last sightings

Police say Steven had travelled to the Manchester area earlier in October.

He was seen in the Bargain Booze store in Bolton Road, Salford, around 7am on 20 October.

He was seen later that same day around 11am at a Premier Store in Agecroft Road, Manchester.

Steven Durand pictured in Manchester
Steven Durand pictured in Manchester

Christine said: “I only ask that you look at the CCTV footage and really ask yourself “Was I anywhere near Agecroft Road in Swinton on 20th October?” Steven is 31 years old. He is mixed-race and walks with a noticeable limp due to having cerebral palsy.

“He was last seen visiting the cash machine at the Premier Stores on Agecroft Road at 11:00 on Saturday 20th October 2018.”

Steven is described as white, 5’10”, stocky build with cropped dark hair.

He walks with a light limp and has links to Preston and Chorley.

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Police are concerned for his welfare and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log 0820 of October 28.

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