POLICE have begun searching woods on the outskirts of Oxford as concern grows for a man who has not been seen for more than three weeks. 

Officers have stepped up their search for missing Adam Stanmore and are now focussing on an area of Shotover Park which borders the Eastern Bypass road. 


The detective investigating the case has urged friends or associates of the 37-year-old to come forward with information and has reassured them that they are not in trouble. 

Mr Stanmore was last seen on Saturday, May 18, at around 10.50pm in Horspath Road. He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top and bottoms. 

He was not reported missing to Thames Valley Police until Wednesday, May 22.

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Detective Inspector James Senior, of Force CID based at Oxford, said: “We are very concerned for Adam’s welfare.

“I would like to hear from any Adam. If you were with Adam in the days leading up to 18 May and have not yet spoken to police, we are very keen to hear from you. None of you would be in trouble, but if you have any information that can help us to locate Adam, please get in touch.”

Adam is described as mixed race, around 6ft 2ins tall, of slim build and has short dark curly hair.

Officers are urging anybody who was on the Eastern Bypass between Cowley and the Heyford Hill roundabout, or near to the Pony Road Industrial Estate between 11pm on 18 May and 1am on 19 May to check their dash-cam footage in case Adam has been recorded.

Anybody who has any information should contact 101, quoting reference number 43190153775.