A worried wife has issued an emotional appeal for help to find her missing husband.
James Preston, 35, of Brighouse, needs daily medication for epilepsy and his disappearance is out of character.
His wife Natalie said a function on Facebook revealed his page was accessed in the ‘City of Salford’ just before 11.30am on Friday.
Worryingly, James – a chef – isn’t believed to have any friends or connections to either Salford or Greater Manchester.
James stayed at his parents’ home in Northowram, Halifax, last Thursday night and left at around 10am on Friday.
Natalie, also 35, said he told them he was going for a walk and might stay overnight at a hotel.
The couple have a young son, Soren, and James is also step-dad to Natalie’s nine-year-old son Noah. Soren will celebrate his first birthday on Tuesday.
James is head chef at the Millers Bar in Brighouse and Natalie said his disappearance was completely out of character.
He was due to watch Bradford City play Walsall at Valley Parade on Saturday with his dad but didn’t return to his parents’ house.
“His last text to me was about 10am on Friday, then I have heard nothing,” Natalie said.
“His phone was ringing until about 9.30pm that night, then it died.
“Facebook showed that his page had been accessed in the city of Salford, but he has no friends or ties to Manchester or Salford.
“I have been texting him and trying him ever since but nobody has seen or heard from him.
“The main concern is that he has epilepsy. He takes daily medication for it. I know he had medication with him but doubt it is enough for a number of days.”
James has been reported missing to both West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester police.
Natalie said they had a quarrel last Tuesday evening but had spoken many times since then and cleared the air.
James’ step-son, Noah, was also rushed to hospital last Thursday after he suffered a haemorrhage following tonsil surgery.
“He was aware of it,” said Natalie. “This is totally out of character for him.
“I just want anyone with information to contact the police as soon as possible. He must have activated Facebook on Friday morning and that had him in the city of Salford, unless somebody had got his phone.
“His family just want him home safe and I do not want him to miss his little boy’s first birthday on Tuesday.”
The appeal is also being shared by Natalie and their friends on Twitter and Facebook.