Gloucestershire

Family of missing Gloucester man 'frantic with worry'

Jamie Drew-Orpin
Image caption Mr Drew-Orpin was last seen in the early hours of Friday walking along a canal towpath

The parents of a 20-year-old Gloucester man who disappeared three days ago are appealing for help to find him.

Jamie Drew-Orpin was last seen leaving The Registry nightclub in the city at about 0330 BST on Friday. He was reported missing on Saturday.

After leaving the club CCTV images show him on St Ann's Way Bridge and walking along the canal towpath.

His mother Laura Drew, said she believed "something bad" had happened to her son.

"I feel sick to the pit of my stomach - absolutely sick," she said.

"Something bad has happened because this is not like him at all. He would have contacted his boss or his girlfriend."

'Happy-go-lucky'

Mrs Drew, who is a nurse at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, described her son as a "happy-go-lucky person - always up for a laugh and having a good time".

"We believe there were at least three boys who walked past him that night - there must have been others," she added.

Mr Drew-Orpin's father Phil Price, who lives in London, said the whole family was "frantic with worry".

Police said about 20 officers, some with tracker dogs, had searched along the canal with the help of the force helicopter and the Severn Area Rescue Association.

Mr Drew-Orpin, who has a son who will be a year old next Saturday, is described as white, about 6ft 1ins tall, of stocky build, with black hair, brown eyes and a small goatee beard.

Police said he was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black jeans, black and white Nike trainers, and a grey coat with a black velvet collar.

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