“HE’S HOME”: Missing Costa del Sol expat found safe but ‘confused and distressed’

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FOUND: Tony Oldham - 'confused and distressed but safe and sound'

A FAMILY  is celebrating Easter with the news that 48-year-old expat chef missing for a week on Spain’s Costa del Sol has been found safe and sound.

Anthony (Tony) Oldham hadn’t been seen since last Friday, March  23, in Plaza de España in Arroyo De la Miel, Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol.

He was due to meet his fiancée Karen Lincoln in the afternoon but he didn’t show. He had no money, no phone, no ID and only the clothes he was wearing.

The Euro Weekly News stepped in to help the family by being the first newspaper to cover the story and sharing it with our ‘army’ of 25,000 plus followers on Facebook.

And, speaking exclusively to the EWN  this morning, Chloe Lincoln, Karen’s daughter, announced, “He’s been found!”

She said, “I’ve never been so relieved in my life. We have informed the sosdesaparecidos and the police that he has been found.

“An ambulance is on its way to take him to hospital.

She added, “He was found on a bench in Torremolinos by a Spanish man, Nacho. He was very confused, he didn’t know he was gone for a week nor what day it is.”

Chloe said, “I cannot even begin to describe our emotions at the moment.

“But thanks to an amazing person who had seen the appeal, he brought Tony home safe and sound

“Tony is understandably confused and distressed and will get the help he needs.

“We just want to thank everyone so much for all of their help and support during this past week, you truly are incredible.

“It’s amazing to know there are so many decent and selfless people out there; we will be forever grateful.”

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