Missing Robert Golden

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Robert Golden, who has not returned from a walking holiday in Spain, have today launched a website

The website has appeals in English and Spanish and is aimed at gathering information from the public in an effort to find Robert.

It follows four possible sightings of Robert in Spain since he flew alone to Seville on 5 November.

The latest reported sighting was on 28 January when a couple saw a man, fitting Robert’s description and carrying a backpack, walking at a pace towards Gibraltar.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Wardley-Wilkins said: “These unconfirmed sightings of Robert are encouraging. If they were in fact Robert then it is obviously good news. We want to confirm it is him and that he is safe and well. His family have not heard from him and they would be delighted to hear positive news.

“This new website, in Spanish and English, is a part of our efforts to find him. By appealing directly to people in Spain we hope they will come forward with any information about his whereabouts. I would appeal to anyone living or visiting southern Spain who believe they have seen him to get in touch. “

Apart from the sighting on 28 January in Sabinilla, there have been sightings of Robert on 11 January hitch hiking on the A7 which leads to Gibraltar, Nurca or Seville.

Two days earlier on 9 January a man who lives in Vera saw a man, carrying a rucksack, walking from there towards the AP 7 to Almeria. On 21 December a couple thought they saw Robert sitting on the ground at the Lidl store in Benissa in the province of Alicante.

Robert’s brother Barry said: “I’m really worried. I’m really missing him and want to see him back home.

“Robert loves walking and the outdoors. It is worrying that he can be away for that length of time and not use his bank cards. He is a very nice chap and approachable. If anyone thinks they have seen him could they please talk to him to see if he’s ok. He would never be rude. We are worried that he has possibly had a medical episode.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on +44(0) 1273 475432 from Spain, quoting 804 of 23/11 or email

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