Manchester Triad gang member makes frantic phone call to police fearing for safety… then vanishes

By Danielle Wainwright

A triad gang member is thought to have gone missing from Clayton in Manchester as police appeal for information from the public.

On Friday September 20, Police received several calls from an anonymous man on a poor line claiming that he felt he would come to harm and that he was near na Aldi near Hyde Road.

After launching an investigation, police now believe the caller was 31-year-old Ming Yu who was last spotted on September 20 at 7.08pm in the car park of Aldi on Garrett Way, Gorton after analysing CCTV.

Superintendent Alex Millett from the Serious Organised Crime Group said: “Mr Yu is part of a well-known Triad group and we are aware that he has been involved in criminality in the area. However, this does not change the fact that he has disappeared and we are concerned for his welfare.

“Studying the CCTV, it is clear he walks into Aldi on Garrett Way at around 6.45pm, buys his shopping and then walks out.

“It is then unclear what happens as Mr Yu is then spotted standing in the car park at 7.08pm without any of his shopping bags. We do not know whether he dropped his bags off somewhere and this is the last time he is seen alive.”

Police are appealing to the local community for information into the whereabouts of Ming Yu and have released an image of the last time he was seen.

Mr Yu is described as being Chinese, of slim build and dark hair and was wearing a grey sports jacket and maroon trousers.

Superintendent Millett added: “From the information we managed to gather from the 999 calls, we believe that Mr Yu may have come to harm.

“Did you see a man fitting this description standing in the car park of Aldi at around 7.10pm?

“Did you see him walk off with someone or get into a car of any sort? If you did, we are keen to speak to you and the information you provide will be treated with the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information can phone police on 07825 063253, 07786274815 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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