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Police river team to search for missing York student

An image of Ethan Peters released by the North Yorkshire Police.
An image of Ethan Peters released by the North Yorkshire Police.

Police divers will search the River Foss in the hope of finding a University of York student last seen on Sunday.

Ethan Peters, aged 20, a resident of the Hull Road area near the university campus, was last seen on Coney Street, near the nightclub Vodka Revolution, at 23:55 BST on Sunday 2nd October, the North Yorkshire Police stated on social media yesterday. A helicopter has previously been used to search for him in the city centre and the surrounding areas.

The police describe the missing student as “slim, 175cms tall and has dark brown hair”. He was last seen “wearing glasses, jeans or chinos, a black jacket and a navy blue polo shirt.”

Ethan Peters is a member of Goodricke College and is in his third year of study in a degree in Film and Television.

Inspector Martin Metcalfe said:

“Ethan has not been seen since Sunday and his disappearance is completely out of character. We are working closely with his family and providing support to them during this difficult time. We’re also continuing to appeal for the public’s help and are keeping an open mind with regards to the investigation. I’d like to reiterate our appeal for information today, it’s vital that anyone who thinks they may have seen Ethan since Sunday or has any other information contacts us immediately.”

Representatives from the University of York were able to confirm that they were also providing the student’s family with appropriate assistance. They have issued a statement saying:

“Ethan is in his third year studying film and television production and is a popular member of Goodricke College and the wider University community. We would urge anyone who has seen Ethan or knows of his whereabouts to contact North Yorkshire Police immediately.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing student should contact the police on 101, quoting the incident number 12160180683.

With additional reporting by Eleanor Higginson.