Today marks ten-years since Andrew Gosden went missing from his home in Doncaster, and officers remain committed in continuing to pursue and investigate any information that could lead to finding him and would ask anyone who believes they know where he may be or who may have seen him to please come forward.
Andrew, now 24, was 14-years-old when he left his home address in the Balby area of Doncaster and was seen heading down Littlemoor Lane towards Westfield Park, at around 8.30am on Friday, 14 September 2007.
Around an hour later, Andrew withdrew £200 from his bank account and he boarded a GNER train at Doncaster train station, bound for London Kings Cross.
CCTV shows Andrew at Kings Cross station at around 11.20am the same day, and despite extensive enquiries by police, there have been no further positive sightings of Andrew since this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Bates said: “Andrew was 14-years-old when he went missing, and there has been no contact or positive sightings of him since this time.
“Throughout the ten years since Andrew’s disappearance, thorough and comprehensive enquiries and leads have been looked into and investigated to ascertain the circumstances and to establish where he may be.
“Andrew had a familiarity with London tourist attractions including Westminster Palace, the London Eye, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, the subway under the river, Greenwich (the park and village), south Kensington, and the Cutty Sark, and all possible lines of enquiry have been investigated in relation to these areas.
“Andrew’s family, friends and school have all been spoken to on numerous occasions and Andrew’s DNA and fingerprints circulated, as well as his dental and health records, to appropriate agencies and organisations in a bid to trace his whereabouts.
“We have looked into the lens manufacturers for Andrew’s optician’s prescription to try to identify anyone requesting similar prescriptions and enquiries have been made with the passport office and National Insurance records for any applications for documents.
“A behavioural investigative analyst has also been consulted as part of the investigation in an attempt to shed light on Andrew’s reasons for leaving home and to discover any new possibilities of people or places he may have gone to.
“Throughout the investigation we have liaised with the Missing People charity regarding reported sightings of Andrew and worked with Andrew’s family, and we will continue to do so in an attempt to be able to provide the answers they understandably are desperate to have.
“I would ask anyone, maybe new friends, neighbours or work mates, who believes they know a 24-year-old man that could be Andrew, but aren’t aware of his past beyond the last few years to please make come forward.
“In addition, any professionals, including doctors, dentists or hospital staff who may have treated a 24-year-old man who has no records going back beyond the last ten years, you could hold information that proves vital to locating Andrew and I would ask you to please make contact with police.
“And to Andrew, a personal appeal, please contact us, completely confidentially, and let us know you are safe and well and we can reassure your family you have come to no harm.”
Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 161 of 13 September 2017.
CCTV images below of Andrew at Kings Cross station.