A man who has been missing for SIX years has been found alive in Europe.Matthew Green was 26 years old when he was reported missing from his home in Sittingbourne, Kent on April 8 2010.
He told his parents, Pauline and Jim, that he was visiting a friend in Mile End in London for the weekend.But the couple never heard from him again.
Now, Kent Police have confirmed that Mr Green has been located in Europe.A spokesman said: “Matthew Green was 26 years-old when he was reported missing, and European authorities confirmed in May 2016 that he had been located in Europe.“His family has been informed and Kent Police has closed its missing person inquiry as of 16 May 2016.”
The force added that it will not be revealing what country Mr Green was found in, or any information about how he was located.After Mr Green disappeared, a search of his personal items revealed he had taken his passport, birth certificate, driving licence, bank card, about £1,700 in cash and a card which allows him to work on construction sites with him.
His mobile phone was left behind.His parents never gave up hope that their son was alive.
Speaking last year, Mr Green said: “In my heart he’s alive, he’s out there somewhere he always will be until someone proves to me 100% different to that. They’ll carry me off in a box before I stop looking for him.
“I love him, I miss him. I don’t want to bring him home if he doesn’t want to come home I just need to know he’s OK. We try to carry on as normal as best we can.”