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Adam's disappearance 'extremely out of character'

It is extremely out of character for Adam not to return home or communicate with his family and friends and concerns for him are growing as time goes by.

We are urging anyone with any information about Adam’s movements in the early hours of Saturday 28 December 2013 to come forward.

As part of our enquiries we have made two arrests. I would like to stress that it is not clear what involvement, if any, they may or may not have had in relation to Adam so we would ask the public not to speculate.

– Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley

Two still questioned over missing Adam

Adam Pickup Credit: GMP

Police are still questioning two men over the disappearance of a teenager in Manchester.

Adam Pickup, 17, vanished on a night out at the weekend. The teenager from Stockport has not been seen since.

He was spotted on CCTV walking along Oxford Street towards Whitworth Street. He appeared to be speaking with a man and a woman.

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CCTV couple could hold clue to whereabouts of missing Adam

Missing: Adam Pickup Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police say they are extremely concerned after a 17-year-old boy from Stockport failed to return home after a night out in Manchester city centre. Adam Pickup had been on a night out with friends. He left Fab Cafe on Portland Street around 3.20am yesterday.

He was seen on CCTV at 3.30am walking along Oxford Street towards Whitworth Street and appears to be speaking with a man and a woman.

Adam is described as white, 6ft 2in tall, slim with mousey brown hair. He was wearing a maroon long-sleeved collared shirt, black jeans and black leather Nike trainers with white soles.

The man and woman are described as being white, both with dark hair and wearing dark clothing. The man appears to be wearing glasses and a blue scarf. Police are appealing for the public’s help and in particular they would like to speak to the man and woman who were with him on Oxford Street.

Superintendent John Berry said: “We are extremely concerned for Adam’s welfare and we are stepping up our searches. If you have any information about his whereabouts or you remember seeing Adam we would urge you to get in touch and tell us where you saw him or where he may have been going.

“In particular, while he was walking up Oxford Street Adam appears to be walking alongside a couple and speaking to them. If this was you **please get in touch and tell us what you know.

"We are trying to trace Adam’s movements and at this point it is not clear what direction he goes in. This couple may have vital information to help us find him.”

Concerns for missing Liverpool man

James Bennion was last seen in the early hours of Sunday. Credit: Merseyside Police

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 20-year-old James Bennion who has been missing since the early hours of Sunday.

James, from Wavertree, was last seen at about 3am in the Concert Square area of Liverpool city centre after leaving Baa Bar on Fleet Street.

Merseyside Police said James' family and friends are very concerned as his disappearance is out-of-character and James has not gone missing before.

He is described as being white, 5ft 9in tall, of a slim build with short brown hair. He has a pale complexion and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue t-shirt with a picture of a record and the word ‘record’ in grey writing printed on the front of it and dark jeans.

James is known to have links to the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas.

Anyone who has seen James since Sunday should contact Merseyside Police on either 0151 777 5337 or via the 101 number, or Missing People on 116000.

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