Concerns grow for missing Mark

Mark King, missing from Preston
Mark King, missing from Preston
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Fears are growing for a man who has been missing from Preston for almost two weeks.

Police began searching for a man who called himself Mark King, 44, after he went missing from the Priory Hospital on Rosemary Lane in Bartle at 6pm on Thursday January 7.

He was admitted into the hospital on Sunday December 27 after being transferred from Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Officers say he did not disclose any details about himself and despite a number of inquiries, they have been unable to trace any family members or friends.

DI Jo Keay from Lancashire Police said: “This man presented himself at hospital in Manchester and could not provide any details about himself or where he was from.

“He was then transferred to the Priory Hospital in Bartle which is where he went missing from nearly two weeks ago.

“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries to try and find him since he was reported missing to us but there have been no confirmed sightings and we still know very little about him.

“Although he gave his name to the hospital as Mark King, our enquiries so far suggest that this could well be incorrect and we’re appealing to anyone who knows anything about him to come forward.

“We are getting really concerned about his welfare and we need to find him to make sure that he is safe.

“That’s why we’re asking for the public’s help in finding him.

“If anyone recognises him, or has any information about him, then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Even the smallest piece of information about him could help with our search.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1090 of January 7.