Stroud canal searched in hunt for missing student
- 19 December 2012
- From the section Gloucestershire
Divers have been searching a canal as part of an investigation into the whereabouts of a missing student.
It is thought George Ford, who is from the town, left his home in Slad Road at around 03:00 GMT on 16 December.
The 20-year-old, a student at the University of Nottingham, is described as white, 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, with brown, wavy shoulder length hair.
A force spokesman said diving teams had been "stood down" but the search would resume on Thursday morning.
A specialist dive team from Avon and Somerset Police has been helping with the search.
He was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, grey combat trousers, a brown satchel bag and black trainers.
Gloucestershire Police said it was "very concerned" for the student's welfare.