Jack O’Sullivan: Parents renew appeal to find young man who went missing one month ago

Jack, 23, was last seen at around 3.15am on Saturday, March 2 in the area of Brunel Lock Road/Brunel Way of Bristol

CCTV images have revealed the last known whereabouts of Jack O’Sullivan, who was reported missing one month ago today. Jack, who has turned 23 since he went missing on March 2, was last seen at around 3.15am in the area of Brunel Lock Road and Brunel Way after attending a birthday party in Hotwells.

Speaking in the exact spot Jack was last seen, Jack’s parents said: “We’re here to appeal for any information regarding our son Jack O’Sullivan who’s no been missing for 31 days. He was last seen in this exact spot, just behind us.

“I would just ask if anybody has any information or sightings around 3.12am in the morning on Saturday, March 2 – you may have just been in the area and just noticed something that was slightly out of character, somebody wandering around. We’re just asking because we really need to find him.”

Also speaking at the site of Jack’s last confirmed location, senior investigating officer DI Jason Chidgey said: “This is an incredible difficult and distressing time for Jack’s family and friends and we are continuing our efforts to try and find him. It has been one month since Jack was last seen down in the Cumberland Basin area and we continue to appeal for anyone who may have been driving along these roads and may have seen something, or have dashcam footage if they did not see it themselves.

“If you live in the area and have CCTV or video doorbells, please check back to Saturday 2 March and see if you notice anything or anyone meeting Jack’s description. The smallest bit of information could make a huge difference in our investigation so, even if you don’t think it is important, we encourage people to still get in touch with us.

“We are keeping an open mind about where Jack is but this is very out of character for him and we have been working hard to track his movements that night.

“Detectives have carried out extensive CCTV trawls, house-to-house enquiries, we have deployed a specialist dive team to search the basin and the wider River Avon – due to Jack’s proximity to the river when he was last seen – and have been looking at his phone and why that was active after his last confirmed sighting.”

A map showing the route Jack took before his last confirmed sighting at 3.15am (blue arrow).

Jack is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with short, brown hair. He was wearing a quilted green/brown Barbour jacket, a beige woollen jumper, navy chinos and brown leather trainers with white soles when he was last seen.

Speaking to BristolLive previously, mum Catherine O’Sullivan said she stayed up and waited for her son to return from a night out with friends in Hotwells, but fell asleep after he texted at 1.52am that he would get a taxi home. Avon and Somerset Police said he then tried to call a friend who remained at the party at 3.24am.

When the friend returned the call 10 minutes later, he answered but only managed to say “hello” before the line cut out. However, officers said his phone remained active on the Find My Friends app up until 6.44am.

If you see Jack, please call Avon and Somerset Police immediately on 999 and give the reference 5224055172 to the call handler. If you have any other information about his whereabouts, or have some footage which could aid our investigation, please call police on 101 or through the website at www.avonandsomerset.police.uk