Website appeal for man missing in Spain

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A WEBSITE has been launched in an attempt to find missing Sussex man Robert Gold.

Robert Golden, 54, of Shoreham, flew to Sevilla on November 5, 2012, for a walking holiday and was due to return two weeks later.

He had told friends he planned to trek through Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz and Jerez. He has not used his bank cards since November 8.

There have been four possible sighting of Robert in Spain.

The latest was on January 28 when a couple saw a man fitting Robert’s description and carrying a backpack, walking towards Gibraltar.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins said: “These unconfirmed sightings of Robert are encouraging. If they were in fact Robert then it is obviously good news.

“We want to confirm it is him and that he is safe and well. His family have not heard from him and they would be delighted to hear positive news.

“This new website, www.findrobertgolden.com, in Spanish and English, is a part of our efforts to find him. By appealing directly to people in Spain we hope they will come forward with any information about his whereabouts.

“I would appeal to anyone living or visiting southern Spain who believe they have seen him to get in touch.”

Apart from the sighting in January in Sabinillas, there have been sightings of Robert on January 11 hitchhiking on the A7.

Two days earlier a man who lives in Vera, Almeria, saw a man, carrying a rucksack, walking from there towards the AP-7 toll road. On December 21 a couple thought they saw Robert sitting on the ground at the Lidl store in Benissa, Alicante.

Robert’s brother Barry said: “I’m really worried. I’m really missing him and want to see him back home.

“Robert loves walking and the outdoors. It is worrying that he can be away for that length of time and not use his bank cards. He is a very nice chap and approachable. If anyone thinks they have seen him could they please talk to him to see if he’s OK. He would never be rude. We are worried that he has possibly had a medical episode.”

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