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Family visits Bath to help in missing James Bubear appeal

Mr Bubear on the night he was last seen
Image caption Friends painted Mr Bubear's face and eyes with make-up at the party

The family of a missing Bath Spa University student have travelled to the city from France in an attempt to help find him.

James Bubear, 19, had been at a fancy dress party at the Revolution bar in George Street on 13 March.

Mr Bubear, from Llandrindod Wells in Powys, was last seen leaving the venue at 2230 GMT and walking off alone.

Andre Bubear, 57, who lives in France, said he wanted to get some information about what happened to his son.

Mr Bubear said: "If anyone knows where James is, or if James himself reads this, then get in touch.

"Please don't be scared to come forward. We're here in Bath to look for you James."

River searches

His daughters Hannah and Amy also met some of his friends from the university.

On the night of 13 March CCTV cameras captured him walking along James Street West, outside the Odeon cinema.

Just after 2300 GMT, he is seen talking to a woman opposite Green Park Station, at the junction of James Street West and Charles Street.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said they were together for about five minutes, and seemed to know each other.

The young woman left and Mr Bubear sat down in a doorway nearby.

His mobile phone and passport were found there by a street cleaner the next day.

Police have been searching the River Avon and routes Mr Bubear might have walked on the way to his student flat on the Lower Bristol Road.

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