CCTV appeal for missing Lancaster man

Gareth Parker.
Gareth Parker.

The girlfriend of a missing Lancaster man is urging members of the public to be vigilant and to report any possible sightings of him to police.

Gareth Parker, 33, left his home address on Barley Cop Lane in Lancaster at around 10pm on the January 15.

CCTV images have today been released of Mr Parker making a purchase from his local Co-op store on the night he went missing.

He then went back to his partner’s address where he spent some time prior to leaving.

He has not been seen since then and officers and his family are growing increasingly concerned for him the longer he is missing.

His partner Michelle, 29, said: “Gareth if you read this I would ask you to please, please get in touch with us and let us know you are okay.

“I miss you so much and we are worried sick and just need to hear from you.”

When he left the house, Gareth was wearing a thick, padded white hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms with bright orange stripes on the sides and black trainers.

He was also carrying a grey and black duffel bag, potentially containing an unknown change of clothes and some other personal belongings.

Gareth is described as white, of stocky build, with brown eyes and around five feet eight inches tall.

Police have carried out extensive enquires with family and associates across four counties and have carried out searches within Lancaster to no avail.

His photograph has also featured on boards at airports and train stations as part of a missing person campaign.

Detective Inspector Simon Dent said, “Both ourselves and Gareth’s family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare as it is out of character for him to be away from home and for none of his family or friends to know where he is.

“We know he has friends and family in Ellesmere Port, Liverpool, Fleetwood, Blackpool and Barrow in Furness and so we would appeal to people in these areas, as well as in the Lancaster and Heysham areas to be particularly vigilant.

“We would also urge Gareth himself to get in touch with either his family or the police to let someone know he is safe and well.”

Any information should be passed to police on 101 or Missing People on 116000.