Missing Student From Stroud

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man who has been missing since Sunday morning. George Ford, a student at Nottingham University, hasn't been seen since leaving his family home in Slad Road in Stroud.

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George Ford's death to remain a mystery

The death of a student whose body was found in a river in Gloucestershire will remain a mystery, an inquest heard today.

20 year old George Ford from Stroud disappeared a week before Christmas last year.

Tests on his body found traces of cannabis and benzodiazepine drugs which he bought over the internet.

The coroner has today recorded an open verdict and said it was impossible to determine how George came to die in the River Frome.

George Ford

Police appeal for more information on missing George

George Ford has been missing since Sunday morning. Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police have made a fresh appeal for information on George Ford, who went missing from his home in Stroud.

George left his home on Slad Road at around 3am on Sunday morning.

The 20 year old Nottingham University student is around 6ft 1ins tall, with brown, wavy shoulder length hair.

He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with ‘Hitchhike Morocco’ on the front, grey combat trousers, a brown satchel bag and black DC trainers with blue detail.

Police discovered a body at around 3pm yesterday in the River Frome between Wallbridge and Cainscross.

Formal identification of the body is expected to take place early next week.

Police are keen to trace his movements between 3am and 9am on Sunday December 16.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 315 of December 18.


Body found in search for Stroud student

George Ford. Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police searching for the missing student George Ford have found a body.

Formal identification hasn't taken place, but his parents have been informed.

20-year-old George hasn't been seen since he left his family home in Stroud early on Sunday morning.

Police searching the Stroudwater Canal yesterday. Credit: ITV West

Search for missing student due to resume

Police divers searching the Stroudwater Canal Credit: ITV West

Police are to resume their search for a missing student in Stroud. George Ford, who's 20. hasn't been seen since he left his family home in the town early on Sunday. A helicopter was brought in to look for signs for him and divers searched the Stroudwater canal close to Wallbridge.

Divers search canal for missing Stroud student

Police divers are searching a canal in Stroud for a missing student.

George Ford is 20-years-old and is studying at Nottingham University. He hasn't been seen since he left his family home on Slad Road in Stroud at around 3 o'clock on Sunday morning.

He's 6 foot 1 inch tall, with brown shoulder length hair.

Anyone who has seen George is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 175 of December 16.


Police issue urgent appeal for missing Stroud man

George Ford now has shoulder-length hair. Police think he may be in Nottingham Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police want to trace a 20 year old Stroud man who's missing. They say they are extremely concerned for his welfare. George Ford is thought to have left his home in Slad Road early on Sunday (16 December).

He's 6' 1" with brown, shoulder-length hair. He may have gone to Nottingham as he is at university there.

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