POLICE are urging residents to check their sheds and outbuilding as part of their searches for missing man James Phillips.

James, 19, is believed to have left his home address in Blunsdon between midnight on October 13 and 9am on October 14.

Since the initial report regarding his disappearance, officers and volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue have been carrying out detailed and extensive searches in the Swindon area and surrounding countryside.

James has not been found and Wiltshire Police are concerned about his welfare.

A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: “We are asking residents to familiarise themselves with the photograph of James and would urge them all to please check all sheds, garages and outbuildings.

James is described as being of mixed heritage, approximately 5ft10 inches tall, of slim build, with short black hair.

He wears glasses and it is believed he may be wearing a black suit, a white shirt and black leather shoes.

Officers will continue to be assisted by volunteers from Wiltshire Search and Rescue once again this weekend.

The spokeswoman added: “James - if you are reading this appeal, we would urge you to please make contact with the police or with a friend or family member to let us know you are safe.”

Anyone who knows where James might be should contact us immediately on 999.