Police searching for missing Arthur appeal to anyone who visited Crete war cemetery


Shane Brennan

A VISITOR'S book may hold clues to the whereabouts of missing Denbigh man Arthur Jones.


Police in Crete have narrowed the search to the area between Mr Jones' hotel and a war cemetery.


They are appealing to anyone who was in Crete on June 18 andmay have visited the Souda Bay Cemetery, to the east of Chania.


A visitor’s book shows that the missing Denbigh man visited the Second World War cemetery on this date and North Wales Police, who are assisting the Greek authorities, are keen to speak to anyone who was at the location.


Superintendent Steve Williams said: “We know that Arthur has attended there on June 18th, probably around the early morning time. The visitor’s book shows that there were a number of British people there on the same day.”


“Is your name on this visitors list or do you know anyone who has signed their name in the book?


“Our hope is that someone remembers seeing or even speaking to him.”


“I would also ask that if anyone took photographs there to check whether Arthur is in the background as it may identify the clothing he was wearing.”


Anyone with any information should contact their local police force on 03003300101 quoting the North Wales Police reference number R103354 .


73-year-old Arthur Jones began his holiday in Crete on June 17 and has failed to make contact with his family and friends since June 18.


Arthur, a former soldier and a keen walker, is 5’6 tall, medium build with short grey hair and a grey moustache.


Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Evans, Missing person Co-ordinator Mark Owen and Phil Benbow Chair of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association are in Crete and working with the Greek authorities to maximise the opportunities to locate Mr Jones.

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