Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle found 'safe and well'

Former Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle found 'safe and well'

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has been found safe, police have said.

Carrie Carlisle tweeted to raise concerns for her husband's whereabouts.

Lancashire Police said he was seen by a family member in the Flag Market in Preston at about 2.30pm on Thursday - although they believe he may have travelled to Manchester.

The 37 year-old father of-three was last seen wearing a black jacket, a black T-shirt, blue jeans and Nike trainers.

Former Burnley defender and PFA Chairman Clarke Carlisle has been found, following the pleas of his wife who feared the worst when she lost track of his whereabouts on Friday.

"Many thanks to everyone who helped with our appeal to find him".

"Due to you all who have so kindly looked for him and shared that he was missing".

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Scott Heavey GettyImages

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting 0235 of September 15th.

He spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit after colliding with a lorry in 2014.

He had previously launched a mental health charity called the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis.

He told the Guardian a year ago about how he was attempting to turn his life around after he tried to kill himself in 2014 when he stepped in front of a lorry.

He was also chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and remarried earlier this year.

In an interview last summer, Carlisle said the worst of his mental health problems were behind him after years of pain.

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