Appeal launched for 20-year-old man who has gone missing in Manchester city centre

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Police are appealing for information after a young man went missing in Manchester this weekend.

20-year-old Charley Gadd was last seen in the city centre at around 12.30am on Saturday December 11.

He had initially attended a Warehouse Project event but was last spotted on St Mary’s Gate, near the Spar.

Charley is described as being a white male of skinny build, who was wearing a red jacket and blue jeans.

He is 5’9″ and has mousy brown hair.


A statement from Greater Manchester Police says: “Can you help police find a missing man from Manchester?

“Charley Gadd, 20, was last seen on St Mary’s Gate at around 12.30am on Saturday 11 December.


“He is described as a white male of skinny build, 5’9, with mousy brown hair, wearing a red jacket and blue jeans.

“Charley had initially attended the Warehouse Project and was last seen close to the Spar on St Mary’s Gate.

“Officers are becoming increasingly concerned about him and want to make sure he is safe and well.”


A widely-shared Facebook post from Charley’s family states: “He was last seen at around 2am in Manchester city centre on Saturday morning.

“He was very drunk and ran off having fallen over twice and has not been heard from since.

“We are very worried as he had dropped his phone (which we have) so is not contactable. It was a very cold night and he only had a waist length red jacket on which wouldn’t have been very warm.

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“The picture of him below (in the red jacket) is what he was wearing on the night. As I write this he has been missing for around 34hrs.


“Please message us if you have seen him at all. Thank you.”

Anyone with information about Charley’s whereabouts should contact police on 101 or 999 in an emergency and quote log 149 of 11/12/2021.

Featured image: GMP / Google Maps