Every year, around 180,000 people are reported missing in the UK – that is one person every 90 seconds.
Here are the faces of all the people who have vanished without a trace in Bristol, despite intensive searches carried out by police, friends and family – with some cases dating back several years.
The charitykeeps a list of people from all over the UK who have gone missing and have not been found.
It is the only charity in the UK which is dedicated to bringing missing children and adults back together with their families.
We have also included the list of missing people Avon and Somerset Police have issued appeals for.
Here is the list:
Lawrence was reported missing from Glastonbury on the evening of Monday, August 3.
The 32-year-old has not been in touch with family members since August 1 and has not been into work.
The last confirmed sighting of Lawrence was in the early hours of Sunday, August 2 in Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury. He was wearing a blue checked shirt, over a pale blue T-shirt.
Lawrence is white, about 170cm (5ft 8ins) tall and slim with a shaven head and a bushy brown beard. He has a tattoo on his right forearm and a tongue piercing.
If you see Lawrence, please call 999 and give crime reference number 5220174041.
Stephen Burke, also known as Stephen Tiger, has not been seen by his family since 22 June.
He is white, about 5ft 9ins tall, of average build and has a scar on his left cheek.
Stephen has brown/sandy coloured hair and may have a ginger beard/facial hair. He speaks with a Bristol accent.
When he was last seen he was wearing a flat cap, a thin waterproof jacket, dark blue jogging bottoms and carrying a black backpack.
Anyone who sees him is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220149975.
21-year-old University of Bath student Alec has been missing since Friday, September 18.
He was last seen at the university campus at 6.10pm and spoke with a friend on the phone between 10pm and 11pm.
Alec is described as white, of slim build, around 5ft 6ins, with short blond curly hair.
He also has a tattoo on his left tricep, just above his elbow, of a picture frame containing a tree-lined alleyway.
There are Swedish words written within the frame and the tattoo is all in black ink.
If you see Alec, please call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5220214460.
The 48-year-old was last seen in, where she was staying with friends, at about 9.30am on Friday, March 1, 1996.
She was reported as missing that evening and officers later found her car – a white Austin Mini Metro – and some of her personal possessions near Battery Point in Portishead.
In March last year,.
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting the reference number MP4472/11, or Missing People quoting the reference 96-000306.
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The mother-of-two left her children with her boyfriend and a note saying she had “failed”.
She was 30 years old and went missing on February 23, 1997, from Westfield Park in Redland.
Contact Missing People using the reference 97-000241.
Andrew was 34 when he went missing on February 24, 2006.
The charity Missing People says he was from Bristol, and anyone with information can report it using the reference 06-004372.
Simon was 33 years old when he went missing fromon March 1, 2009.
Police believe he could have travelled to, and said he was thought to have been struggling with depression at the time.
The Missing People reference is 09-003368.
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Selina went missing fromon December 4, 2009.
Then aged 35, she was last seen leaving her home and heading towards the Royal Hotel in Pier Road.
Her mobile phone, purse and medication were discovered at the beach later that day.
Anyone with information can contact Missing People quoting the reference 10-000128.
Timothy, from, left during the afternoon of June 9, 2010.
Then aged 38, there have been no known sightings of him since.
The Missing People reference for anyone with information is 10-001522.
Claire was 32-years-old when she went missing from Bristol on June 6, 2012.
It’s been more than eight years since, but she has still not been found.
If you believe you have seen Claire or have information about her disappearance, contact Missing People using the reference 13-001337.
Amran has been missing from Bristol since February 5, 2016.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts can either contact Missing People using the reference 16-000849, or Avon and Somerset police using the URN 5216026408.
Ngoc went missing from Bristol on August 6, 2017.
She was just 22 years old at the time.
Anyone with information can contact Missing People, referencing the case number 18-00118.