Detectives investigating the 2007 disappearance of Andrew Gosden have made two arrests.
Assisted by officers from the Metropolitan Police, South Yorkshire Police detained two London men on Wednesday, December 8, 2022.
A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap, human trafficking, and the possession of indecent images of children, and a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking. Both have now been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Andrew Gosden, who would be 28 now, disappeared on September 14, 2007. The then 14-year-old boy emptied his bank account of about £200 and went to Doncaster station, where he bought a one-way ticket to London King’s Cross.
CCTV cameras captured him when he arrived at Kings Cross station. That was the last known sighting of Andrew, and since then no information about his movements has been corroborated by police.
His family has staged a high-profile campaign over the years to keep their son in the public eye and to help the families of other missing people.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Andy Knowles said: “Our priority at this time is supporting Andrew’s family while we work through this new line of inquiry in the investigation. We are in close contact with them and they ask that their privacy be respected as our investigation continues.
“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.”