Arthur's family: We will not give up hope


Shane Brennan

THE family of Arthur Jones has vowed not to give up in the search for the missing Denbigh man.

Arthur was last seen on the Greek island of Crete on June 19 where he was on a hiking holiday.

Arthur’s grandson, Aled, aged 20, vowed to keep going until Arthur was found.

He said: “I am a bit worried about the search, the whole thing has been very stressful for the whole family. But we’re not giving up. That’s the last thing we would do.

“We’re going to keep going out there until we’ve found him.”

There have been appeals to people who have holidayed in Crete recently who may have some information that could lead to Arthur being found.

In the last week, an online campaign has received international support to raise awareness of Arthur’s plight.

The family of Arthur have said that all the efforts of people to help them in their search has been a great support at a very difficult time.

Aled added: “I have been involved with the twitter campaign and it is a support and helps to keeps us going seeing all the people form all over the world that care.”

Arthur’s family are planning another trip out to Crete next week if Arthur has not been found by the current search party.

Arthur’s daughter and mother of Aled, Gillian Canter, said: “My sister,Jennifer, is in Liverpool at the moment getting a passport for my nephew,Dillon. We are hoping to out to Crete next week. It is not confirmed yet as we have to see what happens this week with Roger and the boys that are out there now. It has been a very stressful time but we have the support of everybody. There is so much going on everywhere I can't believe it, Arthur is known all over the world. I just want to wish the lads out in Crete good luck and stay safe."

The efforts to raise funds for the search parties are ongoing.

There will be a family fun day to be held at the Plas Pigot in Denbigh on Saturday, August 9, from 1.30pm until 9pm.

Entry will be £3 but children can come for free.

Campaigners unveiled a Find Arthur Jones banner at Liverpool FC’s pre-season friendly against Preston North End on Friday.

Rhodri Jones made a Find Arthur Jones flag on Friday night, having seen the trip to Deepdale as an opportunity to raise awareness.

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