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Rovers aid search for missing teen

Doncaster Rovers are joining forces with the charity Missing People to help find Balby teenager Andrew Gosden.

The 14-year-old disappeared from his home in Doncaster in September 2007, and there have been no definite sightings of him after that day when he was spotted later on CCTV at King’s Cross station in London.

At the Rovers’ home game against Scunthorpe United on Saturday, volunteers from Missing People will be at the Keepmoat Stadium talking to fans about Andrew and helping to raise further awareness about his disappearance.

Andrew’s parents, who still live in Balby, are set to be at the game and Rovers fans will create a crowd mosaic in the stands with 1,000 posters of Andrew.

Martin Crosby, local Missing People area co-ordinator for Yorkshire, said: “We are pleased to be working with Doncaster Rovers and hosting one of our special appeal days at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“We will be speaking to fans as they arrive and leave the stadium and asking them to think back to five years ago when Andrew went missing and if they have any information about this appeal. We will be showing supporters posters of Andrew and hoping the pictures may trigger memories of Andrew and his disappearance.”

Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin added: “We are pleased to be supporting Missing People and raising awareness of the appeal to find Andrew Gosden.

“I am sure our fans will do all they can to help the charity in their work.”

Andrew’s family marked the fifth anniversary of his disappearance on September 14 by lighting a candle at their home.

They also distributed yellow roses to members of the congregation at St James Church, Hexthorpe, as a symbol of hope.

Andrew will now be 19, and police recently appealed for him to come forward confidentially, or health service staff who may have treated someone without medical records.

 

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