Des­per­ate par­ents ask: where is Adam?

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY CHANTELLE HEEDS chantelle.heeds@reach­plc.com @chantelle­heeds

THE par­ents of a geog­ra­phy stu­dent who has been miss­ing for three weeks are des­per­ate for in­for­ma­tion on his where­abouts.

Adam Seaton, from South­port, has been miss­ing since the even­ing of Thurs­day, Au­gust 9 and 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.

The 20-year-old, who works at the Mor­risons su­per­store in South­port, has not been in con­tact af­ter a text mes­sage con­ver­sa­tion with a friend at 6.10pm.

Mersey­side po­lice are now re­new­ing their ap­peal for anyone with any in­for­ma­tion about his where­abouts, or who may have seen him, to come for­ward ur­gently.

Andy, Adam’s fa­ther, 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 had al­ways been a “hard-work­ing” and “re­li­able” role model.

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.

Adam is de­scribed as a white male, 6ft 2in, slim, with brown hair, pale com­plex­ion and brown eyes. He was last seen wear­ing a bur­gundy track­suit top, black and white T-shirt, blue jeans and bur­gundy Puma train­ers.

Po­lice are now reap­peal­ing for dash­cam footage show­ing the move­ments of the car, a red Ford Fi­esta with the reg­is­tra­tion MK59 GHA, with any sight­ings at any time on Thurs­day use­ful for help­ing to ex­plain Adam’s move­ments.

Det Ch Insp Gayle Rooney said: “It’s now been three weeks since Adam was last seen and I know his fam­ily are des­per­ate for in­for­ma­tion as to his where­abouts.

“It is thought that Adam may have driven his mum’s red Ford Fi­esta car to the RSPB car park on Marsh­side/Marine Drive on Thurs­day, Au­gust 9 and I would ask anyone who was in the vicin­ity of that car park, or who has cap­tured footage of the car Adam was driv­ing, to get in touch as they may have vi­tal in­for­ma­tion.

“A lot of peo­ple have been out and about search­ing for Adam around the marsh­lands area where the car was seen.

“While I know Adam’s fam­ily are very grate­ful for their as­sis­tance, I would re­mind peo­ple that a lot of the sur­round­ing area is in­ac­ces­si­ble and I would ad­vise them to urge cau­tion and check with the coast­guard be­fore at­tempt­ing to go out around that area.”

Anyone who be­lieves they may have seen Adam at any point from Thurs­day 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.

Right, images of miss­ing Adam Seaton on a sign near the town’s wa­ter­front

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