Missing teen's parents turn to concert-goers

THOUSANDS of rock fans are being targeted in the latest bid for information about the whereabouts of a missing teenager.

Parents Kevin and Glenys Gosden, whose son Andrew disappeared from their Balby home more than two years ago, will continue their search efforts next week by handing out 10,000 leaflets at a concert by his favourite band Muse.

They will give out the leaflets with the help of around 20 friends outside the gig at Sheffield Arena on Wednesday night.

Dad Kevin said: "Muse were definitely up there with Andrew's favourite bands. His favourite album was probably 'Absolution' and his favourite track was 'Plug In Baby'.

"It may make him think again about getting in touch."

Kevin took Andrew to see the band at the Arena three years ago and hopes a return to the venue can provide a positive lead.

Muse's management has also offered free gig tickets to music lover Andrew if he comes forward.

Kevin said: "I'm hoping, if he is still alive and well, the concert will trigger off a positive and happy memory for him.

"I took Andrew and his sister Charlotte to see Muse in Sheffield on the last tour they did in 2006.

"It was my birthday and we went to see Casino Royale in the afternoon, had an Italian meal and then went to the concert. It was one of the best birthdays I've ever had.

"The kids absolutely loved it because it was the first big concert they had been to."

After the Sheffield gig, Kevin and Glenys will also hand out leaflets outside two more Muse concerts at the O2 Arena in London the following week.

The capital provided the final confirmed sighting of Andrew following his disappearance from his home on Littlemoor Lane in Balby.

But he has not been seen since grainy CCTV images were taken of him leaving London's King's Cross railway station on September 14, 2007.

The Missing People charity has urged Andrew to get in touch confidentially using the text number 80234.

Anyone who has information about where Andrew may be should contact Doncaster Police on 01302 385146 or call the Missing People Helpline on 0500 700700.