Miss­ing ex-foot­baller found safe

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - NEWS -

For­mer foot­baller Clarke Carlisle has been found safe, po­lice said.

Lan­cashire Po­lice said the for­mer Burn­ley player, pic­tured right, was found in Liver­pool and thanked the pub­lic for shar­ing a miss­ing per­sons ap­peal.

The 37-year-old had last been seen by a fam­ily mem­ber in Pre­ston on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, spark­ing con­cern.

The for­mer Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers’ As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man, who made more than 500 ap­pear­ances for nine clubs dur­ing his play­ing ca­reer, has a his­tory of men­tal ill­ness and had tried to take his own life in De­cem­ber 2014 when he jumped into the path of a 12-tonne lorry on the A64.

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