Lancashire Police have found missing ex-firearms officer and submariner from Burscough

The police thank members of the public for sharing their appeal.

By Aimee Seddon
Sunday, 13th February 2022, 3:43 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th February 2022, 3:46 pm

Lancashire Police have announced that missing 51-year-old retired Police Firearms Instructor Steven Prentice from Burscough has now been found, following a public appeal for help this morning.

Taking to social media this afternoon, Lancashire Police wrote: "Earlier today we asked for your help finding missing 51-year-old Steven from Burscough. Just to update you, Steven has now been found safe and well. Thank you to everybody who shared our appeal."

Steven, who also spent 10 years in the Submarine Service in the Royal Navy, was last seen in the early hours of today (Sunday, February 13) in the Mill Lane area of the town, and police were "becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare".

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Missing Steven Prentice, a former firearms officer and submariner from Burscough, has now been found.

However police had announced Steven's safe discovery at 15:28 pm on both their twitter and Facebook accounts.