THE SEARCH continues for a dad-of-three who went missing 16 days ago.

Scott Sharples, 27, of Brookdale Road, Hindley, was last seen around 10.30am on March 20 on Chaplefield Lane in the town.

His partner Suzanne Price said there were a couple of reported sightings of him in Leigh last week but she is waiting to view CCTV footage to check if it was Scott.

Suzanne, 25, who has been with Scott for nine years, has described his disappearance as out-of-character and that he has never gone missing before.

The couple have three children, aged six, two and one.

When people have been trying to call Scott on his mobile phone it has been going straight to voicemail.

He is white, of slim build, around 5ft 10in tall and has short, mousy brown hair.

Scott was last seen wearing a grey Northface tracksuit and matching grey tracksuit bottoms.

He was also wearing black Nike trainers.

If you have any information about Scott's whereabouts contact the police on 101 quoting reference number 1,080 of March 22, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.