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  • 30 December 2013, 17:04

Adam Pickup: CCTV Released Of Missing Teenager

CCTV footage showing missing 17-year-old Adam Pickup with an unidentified couple in the hours before he disappeared has been released by police.

The teenager from Stockport has not been seen since he was separated from his friends during a night out in Manchester city centre.

He is known to have left Fab Cafe on Portland Street at around 3.20am on Saturday morning.

The newly released CCTV footage shows Adam walking down nearby Oxford Street along with the unidentified man and woman, who police are urging to come forward.

Police are also trying to identify four other people who are seen on the CCTV walking nearby.

Chief Superintendent Nick Adderley said: "It is extremely out of character for Adam not to return home or communicate with his family and friends and concerns for him are growing as time goes by.

"We are urging anyone with any information about Adam's movements in the early hours of Saturday to come forward.

"There has been a huge amount of support to find Adam and we are grateful to the public for their help so far.

"In particular we want to trace the couple and others in the CCTV. If this is you or you know who it is then please get in touch.

"As part of our enquiries we have made two arrests. I would like to stress that it is not clear what involvement, if any, they may or may not have had in relation to Adam so we would ask the public not to speculate.

"These two men will be interviewed so we can find out if they know anything about Adam's movements.

"While we cannot rule out foul play, this remains a missing person enquiry and our priority is to find Adam."

Adam is described as white, 6ft 2in tall, slim with mousey brown hair. He was wearing a maroon long-sleeved collared shirt, black jeans and black leather Nike trainers with white soles.

The man and woman he was seen speaking to are described as being white, both with dark hair and wearing dark clothing. The man appears to be wearing glasses and a blue scarf.

Two men, aged 24 and 25, from Manchester have been arrested in connection with the investigation and remain in police custody for questioning.

Anyone with information about Adam's movements or whereabouts should contact police on 0161 8569675, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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