Liverpool Fan is missing

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Liverpool Fan is missing

#1 Beitrag von Basilea » 17.09.05 @ 11:53

Wednesday, 7th September 2005
Riddle of missing student
Dean Kirby


MISSING: Steve Cook, 20.A STUDENT from Cheshire has disappeared while on holiday with friends in Crete.
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Steve Cook, 20, from Sandbach, vanished less than 24 hours after he arrived in Malia nearly a week ago.

The Liverpool University student was celebrating with a group of friends when he went missing in the early hours last Thursday.

Last night his brothers Chris, 30, and Tony, 28, were frantically searching for him on the Greek island.

They flew there on Sunday and have been looking for him in Malia's streets, bars and hotels night and day.

Sensible

Chris told the M.E.N. : "It's just not in Steve's character to disappear. He's a sensible lad and he's never been in any trouble in his life.

"The last few days have been extremely tough for us physically, mentally and emotionally. It's difficult to sleep.

"We've been on the go trying to find him 24 hours a day since we arrived."

Liverpool fan Steve, who is about to start the final year of a business and marketing degree, had gone out for the evening with his friends.

But he became separated from the group in a bar and was last seen by a girl when he asked directions to his hotel outside.

Search

They reported him missing to the Greek police the following morning, who told them to wait to see if he returned during the day before they began their search.

Chris and Tony have put up posters appealing for information in English and Greek on streets in the town. Police have also been searching the shore and the port authorities have been informed.

Officials at the British consulate are also helping Steve's family speak to police and local hospitals. Parents Norman and Patricia are waiting for news at home.

The family had a false alarm yesterday when police said a British man was at a local hospital, but it turned out to be a holidaymaker injured in a traffic accident.

Chris and Tony were heading to the airport early this morning to see if Steve, known as Stevie at home, was there for his flight home.
The last the family heard from him was a text message shortly after he landed in Crete early last Wednesday.

Chris said: "His disappearance is a mystery. It's just not like him at all. This is difficult for all of us, but we're trying to stay strong."

Anyone who knows about Steve's disappearance can call Cheshire police via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or visit the on-line forum at www.malia.co.uk

Quelle: http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/men/n ... udent.html

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