Tue. May 24th, 2022

Andrew Gosden: Police make arrests after disappearance of boy from Kings Cross station in 2007

Detectives investigating the 2007 disappearance of Doncaster boy Andrew Gosden have made two arrests.

Andrew Gosden went missing from Kings Cross Station on 14 September 2007 aged just 14.

On that day, Andrew left his home in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, withdrew £200 from his bank account and bought a one-way ticket to London from Doncaster station.

He was last seen on CCTV leaving King’s Cross station and since then no information about his movements has been corroborated by police.

He would be 28 years old today.

West Midlands police said on Tuesday a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, human trafficking and the possession of indecent images of children.

A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking, police added.

Andrew’s father Kevin has kept up a high-profile campaign in the north to find out what happened to his son when he left Kings Cross all those years ago.

In a statement posted to Twitter he wrote: “We cannot add to the information in the public domain, but would like to thank the media, general public and the charity Missing People for their support at this time and over the past years of our search for answers about what happened to Andrew.

“We have carried the burden of not knowing for many years and recent potential developments represent a more intensified period of this emotional journey for us, so we hope that you understand how difficult this time is for us as a family and wish to thank you for your support and prayers.”

He also said the family were “overwhelmed with messages”.

Senior investigating officer, DI Andy Knowles said: “Our priority at this time is supporting Andrew’s family while we work through this new line of enquiry in the investigation.

“We are in close contact with them and they ask that their privacy is respected as our investigation continues.

“We have made numerous appeals over the years to find out where Andrew is and what happened to him when he disappeared. I would encourage anyone with any information they have not yet reported to come forward.”