In July 2010, 23 year old Sarah Shields was murdered by her boyfirend whilst holidaying in Gran Canaria.
Missing Abroad's homicide team provided support for Sarah's family, including arranging for them to travel to the trial in February this year, where the accused was sentenced to 24 years in prison after being found guilty of Sarah’s murder.
In 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and the Coroners Society.
Missing Abroad is delighted to announce the appointment of another key advisor. Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commander Simon Foy retired recently and immediately agreed to join us as a special police advisor.
Whilst the vast majority of our missing persons and assistance cases involve people who genuinely need help, we have seen an increase in those that seem to be part of some kind of scam.
Our work for families takes us to all corners of the globe and we're often given the challenge of translating documents, letters, reports to and from English into or from a wide variety of languages.
We currently have a great network of translators who offer their service for free or at a reduced cost but as our case-load grows, so does our need for more translators in more languages.
Now is a critical time for families of missing people. The Government will announce in April whether or not it will introduce a new law to help them deal with the practical, legal and financial impacts that can arise when a relative is missing, and we need your help to ensure it makes the right decision.
Missing Abroad is working in partnership with Missing People to raise awareness and enlist your help.
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In April 2011 Lee Heath was brutally killed in Frankfurt Germany.
Missing Abroad is delighted to announce the recruitment of former Detective Superintendent Neville Blackwood as our Specialist Law Enforcement Adviser. He joins us directly after retiring from the police force and is an internationally respected figure.