Search

Milk carton campaign to find missing teenage boy

PUBLISHED: 16:14 29 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 16 August 2010

MISSING: Andrew Gosden

MISSING: Andrew Gosden

A MILK carton campaign has been launched to help find a missing teenager. The family of Andrew Gosden, 15, who mysteriously disappeared over a year ago, have welcomed a campaign launched by superstore Iceland on Monday to help find the teenager. The Don

A MILK carton campaign has been launched to help find a missing teenager.

The family of Andrew Gosden, 15, who mysteriously disappeared over a year ago, have welcomed a campaign launched by superstore Iceland on Monday to help find the teenager.

The Doncaster teenager caught a train to London alone on September 14 last year and has not been seen since.

Now his photograph is to be printed on Iceland's four-pint milk cartons to help his family whose relatives live in Chislehurst, Sidcup, and Blackheath, in their desperate search for him.

The milk carton campaign will mean his face will appear on more than 800,000 cartons a week.

His father, Kevin Gosden, 42, said: "We are so desperate for news of what happened to him. We have no idea why he left.

"He went out to school that morning, then must have waited in the park across the road until we were gone.

"He went back in, and even put his clothes in the washer, before withdrawing all his money and catching a train.

"Nothing whatsoever seemed amiss before it happened."

Andrew was a particularly gifted academic and regularly won maths competitions.

His devastated father and family were staying in Crombie Road, Sidcup, this week to celebrate his grandparents Ray and Val's 70th and 75th birthdays last Sunday.

Mr Gosden said: "It feels quite different without Andrew - you feel you are a person short."

Mr Gosden and his wife Glenys were taken on a police patrol around central London last Saturday to see how the police were looking out for their son.

They have sought extensive media coverage to try and raise awareness of their son's disappearance and appeared on GMTV on Tuesday morning.

Mrs Gosden, said: "Missing People has been hugely important to us at a time when we feel that we are living in limbo.

"The appeal for Andrew on Iceland's milk cartons is another welcome symbol of hope."

Over 130 Missing people have appeared on the supermarket's milk cartons since 1997, of which 40 were found.

The special cartons are already out in Bromley and across most of the country. They will be on every four-pint Iceland milk carton by November 17.

n If can you help find Andrew or for more information on him, visit www.missingpoeople.org.uk.

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bromley Times

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists