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Kidnap arrests made over Andrew Gosden disappearance nearly 15 years ago

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The suspects, aged 45 and 38, have both been detained on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking. The older man has also been arrested on possession of indecent images of children. 

Andrew was 14 when he disappeared from his home in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in September, 2007. 

The teenager, who would now be 28 years old, left his home for school but was last seen at Kings Cross Station in London on the day of his disappearance. He never returned.

Despite many tips from the public, no further sightings have led to any information about his whereabouts.

South Yorkshire Constabulary worked with Metropolitan Police to make the arrests in the capital last month. 

Both men have been questioned about Andrew’s disappearance, Yorkshire Live reports.

The suspects have been released under investigation.

Commenting on the arrests, senior investigating officer at South Yorkshire Police, Detective Inspector Andy Knowles, said: “Our priority at this time is supporting Andrew’s family while we work through this new line of enquiry in the investigation. We are in close contact with them and they ask that their privacy is respected as our investigation continues.

“We have made numerous appeals over the years to find out where Andrew is and what happened to him when he disappeared. I would encourage anyone with any information they have not yet reported to come forward.”

In September, detectives produced and issued age-progression photographs to try to anticipate what Andrew will look like now.

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