Missing teen urged to call home

A WESTON father has appealed to his missing son to let him know he is safe.

A WESTON father has appealed to his missing son to let him know he is safe.

Alistair Todd, aged 19, had just started an English Literature degree course at Aberystwyth University, but on October 18 his parents got a call to say he had not turned up to his lectures.

Staff checked his room and his flatmates said he had not been seen since Tuesday night.

His dad Ian Todd, of Severn Avenue, said: "We spoke to him on the Sunday and he sounded fine. His sister, Claire, said she'd been talking to him on MSN on Tuesday night she said he had seemed his normal self, but that was the last time he was seen or heard from.

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"If he is reading this or if anybody else reading it knows where he is, please get in touch.

"It would be lovely to get him to come home, but we just want to know he's safe and sound somewhere."

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Alistair, who has recently scooped an award for a play he wrote, which was performed at The Blakehay, was spotted on the morning of October 17 walking along the A44 at Ponterwyd, just outside Aberyswyth.

A bus driver then reported seeing the student on October 18 in Rhayader, Powys, about 30 miles from his university.

There have been no confirmed sightings of him since and he left his flat without his mobile phone, spare clothes or food.

Alistair, who took a gap year last year before starting university, will be celebrating his 20th birthday on Wednesday and his parents, Ian and Katharine, are appealing for him to get in touch.

They have been out looking for him along with members of St Paul's Church in Walliscote Road, where the family worships.

Ian said: "It is now a week since he's been gone and we're very concerned. He's really friendly, gets on well with people and has got a kind heart.

"We're aware that the nights are getting colder and we are worrying about where he's sleeping and what he's eating."

Alistair is white, 5ft 10ins, with short, mousy brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue top and grey trousers.

Anyone with information is urged to call Dyfed-Powys police on 0845 330 2000.

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