Two men arrested after 15-year search for missing boy

Two men arrested after 15-year search for missing boy

Two men have been arrested in connection to a 15-year-long search for Andrew Gosden, who went missing aged 14 in 2007.

The men, aged 38 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking in London but have since been released under investigation.

Both were arrested on 8 December with the assistance of officers from the Metropolitan Police, the older man was also arrested an suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, South Yorkshire Police say.

Andrew Gosden, who would now be 28, disappeared on 14 September 2007 when boarding a train from Doncaster to London.

Detective Inspector Andy Knowles, of the South Yorkshire Police 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.”

On the day of his disappearance, he had skipped school and withdrawn just under £200 from his bank account and bought a one-way ticket to London.

CCTV footage from King’s Cross Station is the last known sighting of him and the police have not been able to corroborate any further information or movements.

“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,” Det Insp Andy Knowles added.

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