Netizen 24 GBR: Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from Manchester

By On September 15, 2017

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from Manchester

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from Manchester

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Image caption Clarke Carlisle played for teams including Burnley and Leeds United

The family of former footballer Clarke Carlisle have said they are concerned for his welfare after being unable to contact him.

His wife Carrie said they believed he had last been seen in Manchester city centre at 06:00 BST.

Carlisle, 37, who has previously spoken of his mental health issues, spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit after he was hit by a lorry in 2014.

Lancashire Police said they were "extremely concerned&quo t; about him.

Skip Twitter post by @MrsCCforDD

#Missing Clarke's last known whereabouts was Manchester City Centre at 6am. If you see him please get in touch

รข€" Carrie Carlisle (@MrsCCforDD) September 15, 2017

End of Twitter post by @MrsCCforDD

A spokeswoman said he last seen by a family member in Preston's Flag Market at about 14:30 BST on Thursday.

The father of-three, who has tattoos on his arm, was wearing a black jacket, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and Nike trainers.

Carlisle, who remarried earlier this year, played for teams during his career including Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United and was also chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Mental health charity

He has spoken previously about attempting to take his own life in his 20s and also when he was hit by a lorry near York shortly before Christmas in 2014.

A year later, he launched a mental health charity called the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis - a condition that has been described as "mental health problems co-occurring with drug or alcohol misuse".

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Image caption Clarke Carlisle has spoken about mental health issues to raise awareness of the condition

The father-of-three said earlier this summer the worst of his mental health problems were behind him after years of working with psychiatrists, counsellors and family but there were still "bad days".

Carlisle made more t han 500 appearances for nine clubs during his 16-year career.

The Preston-born player, who started his career with Blackpool, helped Burnley win promotion to the Premier League in 2009 and also played for Northampton Town.

Det Ch Insp Steve Holgate, from Lancashire Police, said: "We are extremely concerned about Clarke and we would urge anyone who sees him or knows where he is to get in touch with us.

"We would also appeal directly to Clarke himself to contact us if he sees this appeal to let us know he is safe."

Source: Google News

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