UPDATE

Merseyside Police can confirm David Johnston has been found safe and well in the Blackpool area.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

ORIGINAL RELEASE (ISSUED 14/9/15)

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Merseyside Police is appealing for the public’s help in trace a missing 49-year-old man from Southport.

David Johnston was last seen on Albert Road, Southport on Monday, 7 September.

He failed to return to where he was living in Southport and was reported missing a short time later.

Concerns are growing for David as, although he has gone missing from home before, it is now a week since he was reported missing.

He is described as being white, around 5ft 8in tall, of medium build short cropped grey hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a navy jumper, denim jeans and trainers.

David is known to frequent Southport, Aigburth, Garston, Hunts Cross and West Derby Cemetery.

Extensive enquiries are being made by the police to find David and officers are appealing for the public’s help in doing so.

Anyone who knows where David is or has seen a man resembling him since Friday afternoon is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5312 or 0151 2332296 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.

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