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Adam Seaton: fresh appeal to find missing student six weeks after he vanished

It's been six weeks since a student vanished from Southport, and police are making a fresh appeal for people to come forward with information.

20 year old Adam Seaton was last seen on Thursday 9 August at his home on Melrose Avenue in Marshside.

It is thought that he may have driven his mum’s red Ford Fiesta car to the RSPB car park on Marshside/Marine Drive.

Have you seen Adam Seaton? Credit: Merseyside Police

Despite numerous CCTV, land and open water searches in the Sefton area, there's been no trace of Adam.

It has been an extremely distressing time for Adam’s family since his disappearance. They are very grateful to everyone who has helped in the search and publicised the appeals but ultimately they just want to see Adam home safe and well.

I would ask anyone who can assist the investigation to contact us as a matter of urgency.

– Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness


  • 6ft 2in tall
  • slim build
  • last seen wearing a burgundy tracksuit top, black or white T-shirt, blue jeans and burgundy Puma trainers
It is thought that he may have driven his mum’s red Ford Fiesta car to the RSPB car park near Southport. Credit: Google Earth

Police say they have received unconfirmed sightings from different witnesses who said they believe they saw someone fitting Adam’s description around the time of his disappearance.

The first was sitting on sand hills with a man close to the derelict Sand Factory in the day or so prior to him going missing.

The second sighting was also with another man at the RSPB car park on Thursday 9 August.

Another witness believes that the red car Adam was driving was parked up in the RSPB car park next to a small black car containing two men, who are believed to be Polish and regular visitors to the car park.

Anyone with information about the 20 year old is asked to contact police. Credit: Merseyside Police

Police have stressed that these are unconfirmed sightings but their enquiries are ongoing.

"I would also continue to appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage which captured Adam’s red Ford Fiesta in or around the RSPB car park to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @missingpeople on 116 000.