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‘Someone, somewhere knows something about missing Alex’

Fresh police appeal over teenager who disappeared on way home nine years ago

30 June, 2017 — By Koos Couvée

Alexander Sloley was 16 when he went missing

POLICE investigating the disappearance of a Finsbury Park teenager nine years ago have issued a new appeal for information.

Accountancy student Alexander Sloley was 16 when he went missing on the way home from a friend’s house in Edmonton in August 2008.

He had little money, no wallet and no bag with extra clothes to indicate he was planning to run away.

Police have been unable to find a clue to his whereabouts. “It’s like he disappeared off the face of the planet,” one officer said in 2012.

In a statement released this week, Detective Inspector Kam Sodhi, of the Met’s Central North Command Unit, said: “Alex’s family have been devastated by his disappearance, and have spent years in turmoil as the search for him has continued without answers. We are determined to find out what has happened.

“In all this time, numerous officers have been involved in an active investigation. We have worked closely with Alex’s family, but despite extensive inquiries we have been unable to locate him.

“I am convinced that someone, somewhere knows something about Alex’s disappearance. I would urge anyone who does to do the right thing and contact police, so that we bring some answers to Alex’s family.

“I would also like to appeal to anyone who suspects someone they know, perhaps a friend or relative, to have been involved, but may be too intimidated to come forward. I can assure you that your information will be treated in the utmost confidence.”

A former pupil of Islington Arts and Media School, Alex was studying accountancy at City and Islington College. He has been described as a typical sports-mad teenager, who was good at maths and hoped to become an accountant.

In 2015, Alex’s mother Nerissa Tivy criticised police for failing to tell her about sightings of her son. She was shocked when police revealed they had had around 10 sightings of him on file from 2009.

Alex’s father Christopher, who was separated from Nerissa, died in February 2014, three days after his 50th birthday party. An inquest into his death was inconclusive.

Anyone who has information about Alex is asked to call Islington Police missing persons unit on 07881 330 963 or Missing People on 116000 or online at www.missingpeople.org.uk. Alternatively, call police on 101, or tweet @MetCC.

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