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Club link up with GMP's Missing from Home Unit

  • 19 August 2009 13:05
  • Posted byChris Nield

We’re proud to announce a new initiative with Greater Manchester Police’s Missing from Home Unit which will launch at this Saturday’s game against Wolves.

The scheme aims to highlight some of the thousands of cases of people who go missing from the Greater Manchester region every year.

Images and information on a number of long-term missing persons will be shown every matchday on the big screens and advertising hoardings at CoMS, as well as in the matchday programme, City Magazine and on mcfc.co.uk.

Every match day the campaign will also highlight at least one missing person case from the police force of the team’s opponents for the day.

Alongside Detective Superintendent Phil Owen of Greater Manchester Police, City midfielder Gareth Barry was on hand at Carrington yesterday to launch the scheme and explained;

“Manchester City’s standing in its local community was apparent from the moment I first arrived at the Club and this campaign only serves to show the strength of the Club’s commitment to the people of Manchester.

“We hope that this campaign will assist Greater Manchester Police in their excellent work in this area and will demonstrate to the family and friends of those who are missing that their loved ones are not forgotten.

Detective Superintendent Phil Owen added;

"The partnership between Manchester City and Greater Manchester Police will provide an excellent opportunity to generate additional publicity and reach an audience that we wouldn't normally have access to. It will help to highlight the plight of missing people and also their families and friends. We cannot thank the Club enough for their support, and we hope that working together will help us to trace a number of these vulnerable individuals."

Present at the launch was Kimberley Pierce, the aunt of 17-year-old Jordan Radcliffe from Moston who had been missing for almost a year.

Jordan was last seen when his aunt dropped him off in Manchester city centre at the end of August 2008 and he has not been in contact with his family since.

Jordan’s disappearance will be one of those highlighted at this week’s game against Wolves. Speaking of the Club’s partnership with GMP.

Full details on those currently reported as missing from the Greater Manchester region can be found at the GMP website, www.gmp.police.uk

Any person with information about a missing person which may be of help to the police should call GMP’s Missing from Home Unit on 0161 872 5050, quoting the relevant MP Ref number.

Full details on those currently reported as missing from the Greater Manchester region can be found at the GMP website, www.gmp.police.uk.

Any person with information about a missing person which may be of help to the police should call GMP’s Missing from Home Unit on 0161 872 5050, quoting the relevant MP Ref number.

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