The family of David Oldman, 66, an experienced British hiker who disappeared on June 9th in Spain are travelling to the site he was last seen.


Mr Oldman went missing while hiking through the Almeria region of Spain whilst on a marathon hike travelling from London to Gibraltar. Despite extensive appeals for information and land and air searched that have now been scaled back, there has been no firm sighting of the 66 year old.


Now David’s brother, his wife and their children are going to complete the 20km stretch that David was on at the time of his disappearance. They will be joined by the Britisjh Honorary Consul and two of David’s work colleagues, as well as some local supporters.


The family believe David stayed in booked accommodation in Huercal-Overa and had set out on the next leg of his journey to Albox. David’s brother Nigel says:


“We would like to thank everybody who has helped with the search.”


The family hope the walk will raise awareness locally, as well as give them an opportunity to thank those who have helped so far.


Lucie Blackman Trust Chief Executive Matthew Searle supports the walk:


“In any missing persons case keeping the interest alive after the initial news is very difficult, but of course vital. We regularly handle cases where the person is located sometime after the event, and continued awareness is critical  in these cases. I hope this gives the family the answers they need and we will of course be supporting them all the way.”


The family will arrive in Murcia on the 9th of September, hold a number of meetings then complete the walk from Huercal-Overa on Saturday, 10thSeptember, leaving at 9am from Plaza Mayor. They will then return to the UK on the 11th.

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