Re-appeal to locate missing Banbury man Andy Lever

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

Thames Valley Police is renewing its appeal for the public’s assistance to locate a 43-year-old man reported missing since Saturday, May 17 from Portway, Banbury.

Andrew Mark Lever, called Andy, was last seen by family on the evening of May 17 and thought to have driven to the Cambridgeshire area in his blue Ford Ka coupé licence plate BW03. He may have been headed towards the Chatteris, or Peterborough area of Cambridgeshire.

He 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.

Leading the missing person investigation, Det Insp Claire Thorngate of Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Local CID said: “We are extremely concerned about the welfare of Andy as it has been a significant period of time since he first went missing and despite extensive enquiries we can find no evidence of the normal footprint of activity that people leave in their everyday life.

“I would like to encourage anyone who may have seen his blue Ford Ka licence plate starting BW03 to contact Thames Valley Police on our non-emergency number 101. He may well be in the Cambridgeshire area.”

If you have any information that can assist police to locate this missing person, please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 and ask to speak to Det Insp Claire Thorngate of Thames Valley Police, quoting URN 1894 17/5.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.