Officers are releasing a CCTV image of a missing man from Hartlepool as they try to trace his whereabouts.

21-year-old Adam Thomas was last seen on Saturday 17th August at a property on Church Street.

The CCTV image released was taken within Central Buildings on Church Street at 10:20pm on Saturday. Adam is believed to have made his way along Church Street towards Hartlepool Marina at 10:27pm. He has not made contact with his family since that evening, which is out of character.

When Adam was last seen he was wearing a navy blue Harrington-style jacket, grey checked dress trousers and distinctive red/brown pointed suede dress shoes. He is described as a white male, around 5ft 9” tall, of slim build with brown hair.

Officers are increasingly concerned for his welfare, and would ask anyone who may have seen Adam, or may know of his whereabouts, to contact them.

Anyone with information regarding Adam’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting event number 141823.

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