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Anniversary plea for missing son

CCTV footage of Andrew Gosden at King's Cross Station
Andrew Gosden was captured on CCTV at King's Cross station in London

The parents of a missing South Yorkshire schoolboy have made a fresh appeal for help to find him on the first anniversary of his disappearance.

Andrew Gosden was 14 when he went missing on 14 September 2007 after failing to arrive school in Doncaster.

He took 200 from his bank account and was seen heading to London on a train. CCTV footage showed him at Kings Cross Station on the same day.

Family and friends travelled to London on Sunday in a renewed appeal.

There have been various sightings of Andrew, who is now 15, in the London area, but he has failed to get in touch with anyone.

In some respects we also need to get a bit of closure for ourselves by saying 'we have done our best for you son'
Kevin Gosden

His parents Kevin and Glenys Gosden have already made numerous trips to the city.

They returned with their daughter Charlotte to hand out leaflets and attended a service at St James's Church in Piccadilly.

They were joined by three coachloads of volunteers from Doncaster, including school teachers, pupils and relatives.

His parents also placed flowers at the scene where their son was last seen.

Kevin, Charlotte and Glenys Gosden light a candle
Andrew's parents and sister Charlotte lit a candle at a church in Piccadilly

Mr Gosden said: "This is our final big push to find Andrew. Not to say that we actually will never do anything else but we feel that he may have changed in appearance.

"In some respects we also need to get a bit of closure for ourselves by saying 'we have done our best for you son'.

"There is a really big gap in our family life. We still love him and we still care about him and would just like to know at the very least that he is alive and OK."

South Yorkshire Police, who have renewed their appeal for help in tracing the teenager, have investigated several potential sightings.

But the only confirmed report remains the footage of Andrew crossing the concourse at the railway station.

The charity Missing People has also appealed for information.

Andrew, who is 5ft 3in, of slim build with straight brown hair, was last seen wearing a black top, black jeans, trainers and was carrying a black bag with patches of rock bands on.

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