Update: 81-year-old Southport man John Munnelly found safe


Update as at 5pm, Tuesday, 28 April

Merseyside Police can confirm that 81-year-old John Munnelly was found safe and well in the Bootle area this afternoon.

Officers would like to thank the public and the media for their help with this appeal.


Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing man from Southport

John Munnelly, aged 81, was last seen on the morning of Wednesday, 22 April on Park Road.

John has gone missing before and has been known to sleep outside in the past.

The 81-year-old is known to frequent the Southport, Preston, Liverpool and Bootle areas.

John is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build with blue eyes, short cropped white hair and stubble. He speaks with an Irish accent and was wearing a blue jumper, blue jeans, black shoes and a black coat.

Inspector Neil Blanchard, said: “I am urging the people of Southport and other people around Merseyside to keep on the look-out for John. We are very worried about him because he is known to sleep rough and the temperature can drop at night.

“John is a well-known sight in Southport’s takeaway and fast food restaurants so I am sure people will recognise his picture and if they have seen him since Wednesday, I’d urge them to call the police with that information so that we can check John is safe and well.”

Officers would urge John or anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3416 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.


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