Family’s appeal: Where is Kevin?

Kevin Ainley, formerly of Fleetwod, has been missing since 2004.
Kevin Ainley, formerly of Fleetwod, has been missing since 2004.
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A heartbroken mum has made a moving appeal for any information about her son who has been missing for 12 years.

Kevin Ainley, who grew up in Fleetwood, disappeared without trace in June 2004 while working and living on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

His family believe someone must know what happened to him and hope an appeal on the anniversary of his last sighting could uncover fresh information.

Kevin’s mum, Kathryn Carter, 57, who comes from a Fleetwood fishing family but now lives in the Wakefield area, told the Weekly News: “It’s a nightmare, he’s my son and I just need to know where he is.

“This feeling will never go away, even after 12 years, until we get closure as a family.

“If someone knows anything, no matter how small, it might just be a vital piece in the jigsaw.

“Our Kevin was always the life and soul of the party, he wasn’t one for staying in the background. We just hope we can jog someone’s memory.”

Kevin, who was 24 when he disappeared, is one of four children, two brothers and two sisters, who grew up in Fleetwood before moving to Wakefield.

Younger sister Gemma, 32, said: “We’re desperate for answers.

“Every June we realise that another year has passed yet we’re no closer to knowing where Kevin is. It is heartbreaking.