Andrew Gosden anniversary appeal

Date published: 14 September 2021 12:08
Dated: 14 September 2021 13:07:21

Fourteen years ago, Doncaster teenager Andrew Gosden went missing.

His family are still searching for answers about what happened to him, and where he is now.

Today, on the 14th anniversary of Andrew’s disappearance we are urging anyone who might know Andrew to talk to police.

Andrew was 14 when he disappeared in September 2007, he’d now be 28.

We know that he got on a train to London Kings Cross, but after leaving the station there are no confirmed sightings and no information about his movements that could be corroborated by police.

Today we’re resharing several age-progression photos of Andrew and images of his distinctive right ear, all of which could be vital in finding a piece in the puzzle of his disappearance.

Andrew is also deaf in his left ear and has poor eyesight, he needs to wear glasses or contact lenses.

Detective Inspector Andy Knowles, who has been overseeing the police investigation into Andrew’s disappearance since 2017, said: “My main aim is to encourage anyone who might know Andrew to contact police. By providing details about his appearance we are hoping to spark a conversation between friends or people that might know him as the 28 year old man he is today.   

“Does someone you know have gaps in their life history? Do you know someone with this distinctive double ridge on his right ear? Is there someone in your life, your street, or your community that might be Andrew?”

Since his disappearance, Andrew’s dad Kevin has continued to raise awareness and search for answers about his son. He works closely with the national charity Missing People, collating useful information to help the wider public in their search for Andrew. This information is available via Kevin’s blog: http://helpustofindandrew.weebly.com/

DI Knowles added: “Time does not lessen the pain for Andrew’s family. I know from speaking to them that with every passing day, month, and year their desire to know what happened to him grows.

“If you have any answers to these questions, perhaps today is the time to speak to someone.”

Any information that is received by South Yorkshire Police continues to be reviewed, please call us or submit information online quoting incident number 161 of 13 September 2017.

You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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