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    UK - DJ Derek Morris, 74, Bristol / London, July 2015

    Derek Serpell-Morris (aka DJ Derek, a bit of a local character) has been missing from Bristol since July 2015, family and friends have been searching for months. I've just spotted this story on FB and found some ITV links, don't know much more about it than that, but as there has been a possible (photographed) sighting in London this week I thought it was interesting.

    Family still searching: http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/...find-dj-derek/

    Is this Derek: http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/...okalike-photo/

    Is it Derek?
    Do you think the photo looks like him?
    Will he be home for Christmas...?

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    Derek was last seen on CCTV in the early hours of July 11 leaving The Criterion pub on Ashley Road. But Avon and Somerset police say travel card records show he took the 10.32am, number 78 bus to Thornbury on the same date.

    A fellow DJ believes Derek was chased out of the Knot of Ropes pub the night he went missing

    http://www.bristol247.com/channel/ne...sed-out-of-pub

    We need a couple of locals and a mapmaker please!

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    Coolest missing poster ever?

    12341559_665765170192690_6415662114799302184_n.jpg

    EDIT just noticed they spelled Somerset wrong, tut!
    Last edited by CoverMeCagney; 12-23-2015 at 05:24 PM.

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    I remember reading about this man at the time he went missing, in the DailyMail

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ree-weeks.html

    At first I thought the picture wasn't him but when I look at other pictures in the DM, I think it could be him, but if it is, he's lost weight, in his face.

    I thought pensioners had a free bus pass that you just showed to the driver as you boarded the bus, then went and sat in a seat. I wonder how his was recorded at 10.32am, do they get swiped these days?

    He's been in the DM before too, when he retired from being a DJ. I think he's a bit of a local legend.

    The bus recording states he went to Thornbury, I wonder if he knew anyone there or where he went after that. Poor man, if it was him seen in London, I hope he's not living rough.
    Last edited by pinklilies; 12-23-2015 at 05:38 PM. Reason: To add a couple of words

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    I Wonder what has happened to make him go missing for all this time and if it's him in the photo why start a new life somewhere else? - interesting

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    Just seen an article on The Guardian about Derek too, I'm hoping he's just an old guy with an insatiable appetite for adventure!
    http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...tation-emerges

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purplepixii View Post
    Just seen an article on The Guardian about Derek too, I'm hoping he's just an old guy with an insatiable appetite for adventure!
    http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...tation-emerges
    Well this is a much clearer picture. Look at those shiny shoes, he looks very well dressed. If this man is Derek, I certainly don't think he's living rough. He should be enjoying his retirement in comfort now though wherever he is.


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    Police confirm possible DJ Derek sighting is false

    http://www.itv.com/news/west/update/...ting-is-false/


    Police have confirmed a photo circulated widely on social media of a man at Waterloo Station is not missing Derek Serpell-Morris - known as DJ Derek.
    Avon and Somerset police say they have worked closely with colleagues at the Metropolitan Police who have identified and spoken to the man photographed.

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    Some new Information on missing DJ Derek:

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/new-inf...ail/story.html

    .His great-niece Jennifer Griffiths, 29, said: "We have had some very interesting information.

    "One of Derek's friends told us he liked cross-country rambling which we never knew before.

    "Apparently this friend used to sit with Derek on coaches after festivals and he would always get off around 20 miles before Bristol so he could walk home."


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    ... a new search will take place in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, next week
    http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/N...ail/story.html

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    "Possible" human remains found in Bristol near Cribbs Causeway yesterday (10th March 2016). Family fear the worst.

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol...ail/story.html

    THE family of missing DJ Derek have been left fearing the worst after human remains were found close to Cribbs Causeway last night.

    Police say that it is too early to say whether the body belongs to Derek Serpell-Morris who has been missing since last July.

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    The last thing known about DJ Dereks' whereabouts was that he caught the number 78 bus from Bristol to Thornbury - which goes through and stops in Cribbs Causeway and patchway - the bus route is here: https://bustimes.org.uk/services/swe_48-78-_-y10



    EDIT: Just checked where the body was found and it is just a short walk from Cribbs Causeway Bus station where the bus would have stopped.

    Bristol Post have live updates from the scene:http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/LIVE-Up...ail/story.html
    Last edited by LadyN; 03-11-2016 at 06:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyN View Post
    "Possible" human remains found in Bristol near Cribbs Causeway yesterday (10th March 2016). Family fear the worst.

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol...ail/story.html
    That is so sad if it's him.
    I hope he was just tired and took a nap and peacefully passed on like that. He seems to have had a good life.
    I really thought that picture was of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyN View Post
    "Possible" human remains found in Bristol near Cribbs Causeway yesterday (10th March 2016). Family fear the worst.

    http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol...ail/story.html
    Oh no!

    Even if it's not Derek someone's life is about to be turned upside-down by this news

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