Family appeals for missing Andy to ‘come home’

Banbury man Andrew Lever who has been missing since May 17 NNL-140528-103602001
Banbury man Andrew Lever who has been missing since May 17 NNL-140528-103602001

The family of a man who went missing nearly two weeks ago wants to tell him how much they miss him.

Andrew Mark Lever, known as Andy, was reported missing from Portway in Banbury on Saturday, May 17 after last being seen by family that evening.

Thames Valley Police are keen for members of the public to help find 41-year-old Mr Lever and his family and friends have been sharing the appeal across social media sites.

His wife Lianne Lever, 42, of Brackley, said: “On behalf of the family – which is myself and our three children – I would like to say to Andy just how much we miss him and ask him to please come home.

“Or if he can’t come home, to call us or contact the police at least – just so we know he’s safe.”

She also urged anyone who may know of his whereabouts to get in touch with the police.

The police believe Mr Lever, who drives a blue convertible Ford Ka with the licence plate BW03, may have travelled towards the Chatteris or Peterborough areas of Cambridgeshire or the Spalding area of Lincolnshire.

Mr Lever is white, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair. He has two tattoos, a Japanese symbol on one arm and black and red design on the other.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and black three-quarter length jeans.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Claire Thorngate, said: “Police are increasingly concerned for his welfare due to his state of mind when he went missing.

“I would appeal to anyone who may know his whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

“Or to Andy himself, if reading this, please make contact with police by phoning 101 to let us know that you have not come to any harm; we are concerned about your wellbeing.”

Those with any information which may help locate Mr Lever are asked to call 101 and ask to speak to Det Insp Thorngate of Thames Valley Police, quoting URN 1894 17/5.