Two arrested for Andrew Gosden’s disappearance

19.18 11 January 2022

Two men have been arrested for the disappearance of a boy who disappeared 14 years ago after buying a single ticket to Kings Cross.

Andrew Gosden, from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, was 14 when he disappeared in September 2007 after apparently traveling to London.

South Yorkshire Police announced today – January 11 – that two men were detained in the capital on December 8 with the help of Met officers.

A spokesman confirmed that a 45-year-old was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, human trafficking and possession of indecent images of children; while a 38-year-old was detained on suspicion of kidnapping and human trafficking.

Both have now been released under investigation while the investigation continues.

Andrew, now 28, disappeared on September 14, 2007.

Andrew Gosden, who disappeared from his home in Doncaster in 2007 after buying a single ticket to King’s Cross
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He emptied his bank account of about £ 200 and went to Doncaster station, where he bought a single ticket to London King’s Cross.

His family and police believe he boarded a train at 9.35am and arrived at Kings Cross at 11.20am.

CCTV images recorded at the station – and later released by South Yorkshire Police – constituted the last known sighting of Andrew, with no further details of his movements confirmed by officers.

Kevin Gosden hands out leaflets showing his missing son Andrew in 2008

Kevin Gosden hands out leaflets showing his missing son Andrew in 2008
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A missing persons poster from 2009 showing a new age-advanced picture of missing Andrew Gosden

A missing persons poster from 2009, showing a new age-advanced picture of the missing Andrew Gosden, who has been missing since 14 September 2007
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Andrew’s case became one of the most high-profile missing persons in the north of England, with his family running a high-profile campaign over the years to keep their son in the public eye.

A post on the campaign’s Twitter feed today said: “The police investigation will be ongoing for some time and we respectfully ask you to give them your support and consideration while this takes place.”

Insp Insp Andy Knowles, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “Our priority at the moment is to support Andrew’s family as we work through this new line of inquiry into the investigation.

“We are in close contact with them and they are asking for their privacy to be respected while our investigation continues.

“We’ve made several appeals over the years to find out where Andrew is and what happened to him when he disappeared.

“I would encourage anyone with information they have not yet reported to sign up.”

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