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Friday, 5 July, 2002, 17:24 GMT 18:24 UK
Fears for missing trainee rabbi
Andy Hinz
Andy Hinz's disappearance is "out of character"
Police are growing concerned for the safety a trainee rabbi who went missing after having dinner with a friend.

Andreas Hinz, known as Andy, was last seen heading towards Tottenham Court Road Tube Station in central London on Tuesday at 1030 BST.

Andy, 37, of Windermere Avenue, Finchley, was last seen by his friend after they had eaten together.

His bank account has remained untouched since Tuesday night.

Hebrew teacher

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Andy was a conscientious person and his disappearance was "totally out of character".

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Foster said: "According to friends of Andy, he was happy with life, especially as he had recently finished his exams.

"He was looking forward to going on holiday at the end of the month."

Andy was a trainee rabbi and has a part-time job teaching Hebrew to young people.

Det Ch Insp Foster said: "Andy is normally very reliable but he didn't turn up for a lecture on Wednesday evening at the college and he did not meet his friend's mum from the airport as planned on Wednesday afternoon."

Andy is white, with light brown, swept back hair, blue eyes and wears glasses with metal frames. He has a German accent.

He is 5ft 7ins and was last seen wearing black trousers and a black jacket.


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