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12th April 2017

Police search for missing University of Manchester student

The family of a Wigan student who hasn’t been seen since Saturday 8th of April are urging the public to come forward with any information

A student at the University of Manchester has been reported missing since Saturday the 8th of April.

Tom Nixon (pictured above), 23, a student from Wigan, was last seen in the Clapham area of London around 4.45pm on Saturday the 8th of April. Friends, family and Greater Manchester Police are “very concerned about his wellbeing and whereabouts” according to a source close to the family.

The student is described as white, approximately 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with short brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. Thomas was last seen wearing a navy blue lumberjack long sleeved shirt with yellow in the pattern, navy blue jeans.

Tom was supposed to catch a train to Wigan, but did not appear and has not been reachable or heard from since. The family  are encouraging friends and acquaintances to share the information, and for those with any information to contact 101 with the reference number 2556/080417.

According to a close friend who shared the information on social media urging others to do the same, their “main priority right now is finding Tom safe and well”.

The family contacted the charity Missing People, who have set up a page in aid of the search for Tom.

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