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Sunday 15 April 2012

Cheshire police provide support to family of Alsager man missing in Greece


Cheshire Police are providing support to the family of British man John Lawton reported missing in Greece earlier this week.

Mr Lawton, who is 62 and from Alsager in Cheshire, was reported missing after taking part in a marathon in the Kardamili area of southern Greece on 8th April.

The search for his whereabouts, conducted by Greek authorities, continues.


Statement from the family of John Lawton, 62, from Alsager in Cheshire, who was reported missing following a marathon in the Kardamili area of southern Greece on Sunday 8th April.

Mr Lawton′s wife Lynda, son Steve, and brother David have joined police and volunteers in Greece. The search for the experienced endurance runner, who is a member of Sandbach Striders running club, is being coordinated by the Greek authorities. Mr Lawtons son Steve, who is also a keen marathon runner and has retraced his father′s steps as part of the ongoing search said "We are increasingly concerned for my father′s safety and it is vitally important that we maintain the momentum of the search."

The British Embassy in Athens has been informed of the incident and the search is continuing.

Anyone with any information in relation to John Lawtons whereabouts are advised to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 960 of 13 April.

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