DJ Derek
Derek Serpell-Morris - known as DJ Derek - was reported missing on 23 July Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset police are searching in Yate for popular Bristol man Derek Serpell-Morris, known as DJ Derek, after he went missing on 23 July. Dozens of friends and family members have joined police in looking for the 73-year-old retired DJ after he was reported missing.

He was last seen by friends at Yate bus station on either 16 or 17 July at approximately 12pm and as a result, investigators are refocusing their search efforts there. There have also been sightings of Serpell-Morris at Cribbs Causeway and Thornbury, and police are looking in locations that have bus routes in these areas.

At the end of July, Police released CCTV footage of Derek on the last night he was seen in Bristol city centre. He was seen crossing the road from Rupert Street to Lewins Mead and was wearing a brown jacket with a collar, a brown waistcoat and a black top or shirt.

Serpell-Morris is described as a white male, of average height and slim build with grey hair. He also wears glasses. Known as "Britain's oldest DJ", he was revered for playing rocksteady, reggae, ska, dancehall and soul, appeared in a Dizzee Rascal's Dirtee Disco music video and performed at Glastonbury.