Family fears grow for missing man, 66
THE family of a man missing since Christmas Eve say they are desperate to find out he is safe.
Martin Neary, who rents a flat in Southport, was last seen at the home of his brother Michael, who lives in Ormskirk, more than a week ago.
The 66-year-old suffers with poor mental health and needs injections every month, along with medication which his daughter, Debbie, believes he may have stopped taking.
His relatives told him to return to his own flat in Blackpool two days after appearing at his brother’s home on December 22, but since leaving Ormskirk he has not been seen.
One possible sighting has been made at traffic lights in Tarleton, near the Village Inn pub, on Christmas or Boxing Day.
His mobile phone remains switched off, and it is unclear if he has bank cards and access to money.
Police have been informed.
Relatives say he has gone missing once before, but they have no clue where he could be on this occasion.
Debbie said: “He might be wandering the streets.
“We haven’t got any answers, we just want him to get back in touch and let us all know he is safe.
“We think he has got money, but he didn’t tell us how much.
“My sister has been back to his flat in Southport which he had told us he’d lost, but we’ve spoken to his landlord, who says that is not the case.
“We are worried, my mum is worried. He could be in Ormskirk, Blackpool, Preston, Tarleton, Hesketh Bank, where I live, or somewhere else.”
Martin is white, 6ft, and was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket with a brown jacket over the top, as well as a blue checked jumper and blue trousers.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
Martin Neary, 66, has been missing since Christmas Eve