Land Search For Missing Wirral Man

27 March 2017, 11:00 | Updated: 27 March 2017, 11:31

Steven Preston missing Wirral

The 23 year old from Bebington was reported missing on 23rd September and hasn't been seen since.

Merseyside Police have now received new information that he may have been killed and buried on land in the Eastham area of the Wirral near tho junction 5 of the M53.

Superintendent Ian Hassall, said: "Steven was last seen by his mum, Isobel, on 18th September 1992, he waved from his bedroom window to her when she left for work at 08:45am. Isobel said there had been no arguments and Steven had left home without his jacket or prescription for medication he was on.

"Steven was reported as missing to the police and his mum was also in contact with Missing Persons organisation (which is now known as Missing People).

"Inquiries were made by officers at the time, but Steven was never found."

Steven's mother and half brother Michael Connolly have both died since his disappearance. His sister Jane is aware of the search that is taking place and is anxious to find out what happened to her brother after all these years.

Talking about her Steven, Jane said: "My little brother went missing over 20 years ago. He lived in Bebington all his life. Bebington was a much smaller place than it is now and everybody knew everyone.

"Steve went to Brackenwood infants and junior school and then to New Chester Road secondary (Chegga Road), he might be better known by his nickname 'Ghandi'. He was a gentle, kind and funny lad. He didn't have a nasty bone in him. He was my friend. He adored my mum and it destroyed her when he disappeared. She knew instantly that he wouldn't off just left and never contact her again and that something awful must have happened to him.

"After all this time has passed if anyone knows anything or heard anything at the time, no matter how insignificant if they could come forward it could help us find some answers."

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have known Steven and has information which could help them with their investigation to contact them.