Please help us find our miss­ing Adam

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

AGEOGRAPHY stu­dent who was plan­ning to study marsh­land near South­port is still miss­ing two weeks af­ter his car was found next to the na­ture re­serve he was re­search­ing.

The fam­ily of Adam Seaton, from South­port, is now ap­peal­ing for any­one with any in­for­ma­tion about his where­abouts or who may have seen him to come for­ward ur­gently.

Adam, 20, has been miss­ing since the evening of Thurs­day, Au­gust 9 but a car used by Adam and his fam­ily was found the next morn­ing parked at the RSPB car park in South­port, which leads to dan­ger­ous marsh­land.

Adam’s par­ents, Andy and Karen, have since learned that he planned to study the area for his ge­og­ra­phy work at Edge Hill Univer­sity next year.

Adam, who works at the Mor­risons su­per­store in South­port, has not been in con­tact af­ter a text mes­sage con­ver­sa­tion with a friend at 6.10pm and the fam­ily are now des­per­ately ap­peal­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

Andy said: “The car was left by the na­ture re­serve on the Coastal Road at Marsh­side in South­port so we’re re­ally keen to un­der­stand what hap­pened from there and whether any­one saw Adam around there or has seen Adam any­where be­cause we re­ally don’t know where he’s gone from there.

“If any­one was pass­ing that par­tic­u­lar area, has any dash­cam footage or just feels that they saw Adam, if they can just get in touch with the po­lice to let them know.”

Karen added: “Any ev­i­dence at all, it could be the car’s not there as op­posed to the car be­ing there, just to give the po­lice a start­ing point as to when he ar­rived be­cause we just don’t have any idea at all.”

Andy de­scribed his son as “very per­son­able and so­cia­ble”, with a “good group of friends”.

He also re­vealed that Adam is an adult leader with the lo­cal Grif­fin Ex­plorer scout unit, hav­ing been in­volved in scouts since the age of six, and has al­ways been a “hard work­ing” and “re­li­able” role model.

Andy said: “Adam has large cir­cle of friends and is a very lov­ing fam­ily mem­ber.

“He’s a stu­dent at Edge Hill Univer­sity and has been work­ing at Mor­risons. He re­ally likes his job and his work­mates and was keen to get on in Mor­risons.”

“He was happy and set­tled and there was noth­ing in our minds that would have been wor­ry­ing him be­fore Thurs­day.”

Karen last heard from Adam when she rang him from work on Thurs­day morn­ing, as she would any day, and said noth­ing was out of the or­di­nary.

Although he wasn’t home when they re­turned from work, it did not set off any warn­ing signs as he of­ten would take last minute shifts at Mor­risons, where the phone sig­nal is poor, and would some­times work un­til late at night in the ware­house.

The fam­ily be­came in­creas­ingly con­cerned overnight and Adam’s sis­ter He­len, 22, spot­ted the car the next morn­ing.

Po­lice and fire ser­vices have since been con­duct­ing searches of the marsh­land area.

Po­lice have also is­sued an ap­peal re­lat­ing to the car, a red Ford Fi­esta with the reg­is­tra­tion MK59 GHA, with any sight­ings of the car at any time on Thurs­day use­ful for help­ing to ex­plain Adam’s move­ments.

Adam is de­scribed as white, 6ft 2in, slim, with brown hair, pale com­plex­ion and brown eyes.

His fam­ily be­lieve that he was likely to be dressed in blue or black skinny jeans and a white or black T-shirt, pos­si­bly with a bur­gundy hoodie, and wear­ing Puma train­ers.

He is known to fre­quent the Church­town area.

Any­one who be­lieves they may have seen Adam at any point from Thurs- day af­ter­noon on­wards, who vis­ited or passed the RSPB re­serve on the day, or who knows of his where­abouts is asked to con­tact Mersey­side po­lice di­rectly on 101.

Adam Heaton, right; his mum, Karen, dad, Andy, and sis­ter, He­len, ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion, above; Adam and his par­ents in hap­pier times, above right

Adam was last seen on Thurs­day, Au­gust 9

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