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Glastonbury appeal for missing Joel Andrews of Caldicot

23 June 11 06:57
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The family of a missing man from Monmouthshire have put up posters at Glastonbury in the hope of triggering festivalgoers' memories.

Joel Andrews, 24, of Caldicot, went missing after attending a rave on Dartmoor in Devon last month.

He was last seen on 22 May at the Fernworthy Reservoir area near Chagford.

His family hope the posters near the Glastonbury Festival site will lead to people coming forward with information.

Mr Andrews' mother, Tracey Reid, 46, said: "I thought there were a lot of people going up to Glastonbury and I know Joel always used to go.

"There might be people there who saw him at the rave.

"We've put posters on the lamp-posts and a big 6ft banner on railings near the main entrance.

"It's just reaching out to people where the news [of his disappearance] hasn't hit, just to jog people's memories."

She added that one of the bands playing Glastonbury, Modestep, had agreed to talk about Joel during their set.

The festival starts on Friday.

Mr Andrews, who used to live in Bristol and put on music nights in the city, had moved back home to Caldicot.

He was said to be very close to his family, including his two brothers and a sister.

"This isn't him at all," said Ms Reid.

"Wherever he went he always phoned me and let me know he was coming home.

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"Even when he wasn't living with me, he would always phone me because he knew I would be worried."

Monday will be Mr Andrews' 25th birthday and his family want him to be back home for that.

They are appealing for anyone with information to contact police.

"He must've had a lift [from the rave], there's no other way out of there," she said.

"Somebody must have seen him. Any little bit of information might help.

"It's just a massive jigsaw and they [police] need people to come forward to put all those pieces together."

A Facebook page has also been created by Mr Andrews' friends to help find him.

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