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It has been 6 weeks since student Adam Seaton vanished in Southport


ON Thursday, 20 September 2018, Merseyside Police made a fresh appeal for people to come forward with information; 6 weeks after the disappearance of student Adam Seaton, in Southport, Merseyside.

Adam, 20, a geography student at Edge Hill University, went missing from his home address in Melrose Avenue, Marshside, on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

Together with colleagues from the Coastguard and Mersey Fire and Rescue Service extensive open land and open water searches have been carried out in the Sefton area and CCTV, mobile phone and other enquiries have taken place.

When last seen Adam, who is 6ft 2in tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes, was wearing a burgundy tracksuit top, black or white T-shirt, blue jeans and burgundy Puma trainers.

It is thought that Adam may have driven his mum's red Ford Fiesta car to the RSPB car park on Marshside / Marine Drive during the afternoon or evening of Thursday, 9 August 2018.

Since his disappearance we 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 1st was sitting on sandhills, with a 2nd male, close to the derelict Sand Factory, which is next to the RSPB car park in Marshside, in the day or so prior to him going missing. The second sighting was also with another male, at the RSPB car park, on Thursday, 9 August 2018.

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 2 men, who are believed to be Polish and regular visitors to the car park.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said:- "I'd like to stress that these are all unconfirmed sightings of Adam, but our enquiries remain ongoing and I would ask anyone who recognises themselves or believes they have seen or spoken to Adam, or anyone fitting his description, since Thursday, 9 August 2018, to contact us. 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. 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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact them via Twitter:- @MerPolCC, call them via:- 101 or contact @MissingPeople on:- 116 000.

Kick It Out to celebrate Non League Day for 7th year running

FOR the 7th year running, on Saturday, 13 October 2018, Kick It Out will partner Non League Day, as the organisation gears up for its biggest ever involvement in the initiative. As Kick It Out marks 25 years of campaigning for equality in football, 7 teams will be dedicating fixtures to football's equality and inclusion organisation; a record number.  Worksop, Southport, Tamworth, Sporting Khalsa, Edgware Town, Kensington Borough and Burgess Hill, have all selected their home fixtures on Non League Day to recognise Kick It Out's work. The expansion comes following Kick It Out's appointment of a new grassroots team earlier this year, including :-Grassroots Manager Tajean Hutton and Grassroots Northern Officer Arran Williams. The 7 non league teams are all planning extra activity around the day to encouragement engagement with a diverse range of communities, including local residents, young people and more. Further details are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tajean is delighted that Kick It Out's support for Non League Day is set to grow.  He said:-  “As someone who's always been involved in grassroots and non-league football, I know how important it is for Kick It Out to have a presence there and spread our message of equality. “Non League Day is a brilliant initiative all about getting down to support your local team, and we hope that our involvement will help bring local communities closer together with their club, regardless of background.”

In addition to the announced dedicated fixtures, this year Kick It Out are opening up their Non League Day activity to include any club that wishes to support the organisation on 13 October 2018. Non league clubs are encouraged to get behind Kick It Out on Non League Day, but to do so must sign up to the organisation's new Equality Charter and publicise the document on the club website and social media channels. In return, the club will be sent Kick It Out's digital assets; 25 year Anniversary logo, social media graphics, programme adverts; for the 2018/19 season and will receive a discounted rate for merchandise from the organisation's online shop, including:-

₤32 for a 7.5 ft x 5.5 ft flag, printed with the Kick It Out logo and your club logo.

₤5 for a pack of 5 Kick It Out bibs.

20% off the following Kick It Out branded items:-

Button Badges.

Grassroots Northern Officer Arran is eager to see as many clubs involved as possible. He said:- “For us, there's no limit to how far we want our message to reach. We want every club across the country, however small or big, to be an inclusive environment for everyone in their local area; so get in touch, support us on Non League Day and let's promote equality together. If you are interested in supporting Kick It Out on Non League Day 2018, please contact Tajean Hutton, Grassroots Manager, via email on:- Tajean@KickItOut.Org, or Arran Williams, Grassroots Northern Officer, via email at:- Arran@KickItOut.Org."

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