One year anniversary of Kyle Vaughan's disappearance

Today marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of 24-year-old Kyle Vaughan from Newbridge.

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Family mark anniversary of son's disappearance

The parents of a man from Newbridge who went missing a year ago today, say the past 12 months have been a living nightmare. Kyle Vaughan's friends and family marked the anniversary of his disappearance with a walk through Newport.

Gwent Police launched a murder inquiry shortly after Kyle went missing and say they're still fully committed to finding him. Alexandra Lodge reports.

Police 'remain fully committed' to missing man probe

The detective leading the investigation into Kyle Vaughan's disappearance says his team is "fully committed to finding the truth" about how he went missing.

Mr Vaughan, 24, known to friends as 'Jabbers,' was last seen at his Newbridge home on December 30 last year.

His damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found abandoned on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys later that night. A major murder investigation was launched within a week of his disappearance.

This is one of the most extensive investigations I have worked on, and being a year on without finding Kyle is obviously extremely difficult and upsetting for his friends and family.

This is very much still a live investigation and we remain fully committed to establishing exactly what happened to Kyle a year ago today.

Someone out there will know what happened that night and I would urge them to come forward with any information they may have. They can do this by calling 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

– Detective Chief Superintendent Peter Jones, Gwent Police

During the investigation eight people have been arrested, and five released without charge. Two men, aged 25 and 27, from the Blackwood area, were arrested on suspicion of murder and are on currently on bail along with a 15-year-old boy from Abercarn arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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Friends and family of missing man raise £400

Friends of Kyle Vaughan marched through Newport to mark the anniversary of his disappearance Credit: Ian Cook

A walk held to mark the anniversary of the disappearance of Kyle Vaughan raised £400 for the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA). Kyle's parents, Alan and Mary, were joined by friends and family for the Walk With Us march from Rodney Parade through Newport city centre.

Kyle's parents, Mary and Alan, with Commander Mervin Fleming of SARA Credit: Ian Cook

More than 200 hours of CCTV checked in investigation

Today marks one year since Kyle Vaughan went missing. Gwent Police has released details of the investigation into his disappearance. To date:

  • 1,800 pieces of property have been analysed including 180 mobile sim cards
  • Around 10,000 lines of telecoms (texts) have been analysed
  • More than 200 hours of CCTV footage has been checked
  • Over 390 statements have been collected
  • Five square miles searched around where he was last seen

Kyle's family are receiving ongoing support from specialist officers.

Investigation into missing Kyle Vaughan continues

Five square miles have been searched since Kyle's disappearance. Credit: Family / Gwent Police

Police say they're still investigating the disappearance of Kyle Vaughan, a year on from the day he went missing.

Kyle was last seen on the 30th of December 2012. Gwent Police launched a murder investigation and eight people were arrested with three still currently on bail.

Last month, an extended two-week search was carried out around the Newbridge area.

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Kyle Vaughan's family to hold fundraiser walk

Kyle Vaughan has been missing since December 2012 Credit: family photograph /gwent police

The parents of missing Kyle Vaughan are holding a fundraiser walk in his honour- nearly a year on since his disappearance.

The walk will start at 2pm from the Newport Gwent Dragons' ground in Newport and will last 35 minutes, finishing with the release of balloons.

Parents Alan and Mary Vaughan say they are hoping the event will help to raise awareness in the hope for new information.

Missing Kyle Vaughan's father speaks of 'nightmare'

The father of missing man Kyle Vaughan from Newbridge has made a fresh appeal for information about his son, describing the situation as a 'nightmare'.

Alan Vaughan believes Kyle is dead, but says the family are in limbo and can't grieve properly without answers.

The 24-year-old vanished on December 30 last year and exactly what happened to him remains a mystery.

A £5,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information, but Mr Vaughan told ITV News: "Money is not the issue. The issue is my son."

Missing man Kyle Vaughan: The search so far

Police are continuing their search for 27-year-old Newbridge man Kyle Vaughan, who was last seen almost a year ago.

Here's what we know about the search to date:

  • More than 1,800 pieces of property analysed, including over 180 mobile phone SIM cards
  • Around 4,800 mobile phone contacts investigated and 10,000 lines of telecoms data (eg text messages) analysed
  • Over 130 CCTV sites visited and 200 hours of footage analysed
  • Over 390 statements have been collected

Around five square miles have been searched, comprising routes to Kyle’s home address and the A467 - the last reported sighting of him.

Search areas have included woodland and forestry, pathways and roadways and rivers.

Five people - four males and one female - are on bail in relation to the investigation.

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