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Family hold vigil to mark ten year anniversary since Doncaster teen went missing

Andrew Gosden disappeared from Doncaster ten years ago Photo: ITV Yorkshire

The family of missing teenager Andrew Gosden will hold a vigil at Doncaster train station to mark the ten year anniversary of his disappearance.

The vigil it set to take place on Thursday 14th September at 4pm.

Andrew's father Kevin Gosden is holding a sponsored silence to mark the occasion.

He will not utter a "single word" for ten hours - one hour for each year he has lived without his son.

He wants to raise money for the charity Missing People, who have helped the Gosden family with their campaign to find their son in the last decade.

​When Andrew went missing, one of the things I noticed was how much quieter the house became. I imagine that those who have been bereaved find the same.

Suddenly conversations are missing, the sound of someone else's voice and activities in the house.

It is a major aspect of the sudden and inexplicable emptiness a loved one leaves when they have gone.

– Kevin Gosden

The Missing People charity are also holding a minute of silence by the memory tree in London as part of a national service to remember all those who are missing across the country and further afield.

  • What happened in 2007?

Fourteen-year-old Andrew Gosden vanished after leaving his home for school in 2007.

The only sighting of him since has been on CCTV footage at Kings Cross station in London.

He withdrew £200 from his bank account before getting on the 9:35am GNER service to London. After getting on the train it is not known where he went.

CCTV footage of Andrew at Kings Cross station in London. Credit: ITV News

Despite hundreds of potential sightings across the UK, when they were investigated none were Andrew.

Five years ago, images of were produced to show what Andrew may look like as he grew up and changed over the years.

Images of were produced to show what Andrew may look like as he grew up and changed over the years. Credit: PA Images

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.

– Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Bates

She added: “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.