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Can you help solve the mysterious disappearance of Kevin Ainley in 2004? 


Police in Lancashire have put out a fresh appeal for help over the mystery disappearance of Kevin Ainley in Tenerife 13 years ago.

“Kevin disappeared in June 2004 while living and working in Tenerife. Although the Spanish authorities led on the investigation into his disappearance, we have offered them our assistance over the years and in 2012 carried out a review of the case. However we have been unable to establish what happened to him.

“Somebody must know where he is, or what happened to him 13 years ago, and as always we would urge them to get in touch with us, or with Crimestoppers anonymously, to share what they know.

“We can be contacted on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111.”

Kevin’s sister, Gemma Brooke, said: “It has been 13 years since we last heard from Kevin and we’re no closer to knowing what happened or where he is.

“Somebody out there must know something and we are asking them to search their conscience and do the right thing by coming forward.

“We miss Kevin every single day and just want some answers. Please, if you know anything, contact the police as soon as possible.”

Kevin, aged 24 when he went missing, had previously lived in both Fleetwood and Wakefield, but had moved to the tourist area of Playa de las Americas, Tenerife, in March 2004.

He had made friends in the area, enjoyed an active social life and had taken up employment handing out leaflets for a bar in ‘The Patch’.

On the morning of his disappearance – thought to be around June 14th – he had been out with a friend who was holidaying in the area, and the pair had visited local bars and clubs.

Later that day, at around midday, Kevin and another friend went for a meal at a Chinese buffet, also on The Patch.

He was last seen by this friend walking back towards the pub.

At this time he was wearing a blue Ellesse tracksuit.

The following Monday Kevin failed to turn up for work and his passport and personal belongings were found at his apartment.

Police officers from the UK have travelled over to Tenerife as part of the investigation but there are still no clues as to what happened.

It is hoped this new appeal might lead to a new develop-ment.