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Family search for man 24 years after disappearance

The Argus: Andrew and Vivienne Sinton Andrew and Vivienne Sinton

A FAMILY is desperately trying to trace a man who went missing 24 years ago.

Andrew Sinton, who turned 50 yesterday (June 20), vanished from Brighton in 1990 leaving his partner Sharon and two children.

The family have had no contact apart from a phone call from him in 1991 and a letter from Sharon explaining why their relationship had failed in 1992.

Andrew’s younger sister, Vivienne (pictured with her brother in the earliest photo of him), went in search of professional help in the form of Ariel Bruce after years of searching for her brother.

Mrs Bruce, a social worker who has specialised in tracing people for 30 years, said: “We think the answer lies in the Brighton area.

“For years people have assumed the Preston link to Andrew Sinton has been Preston in Lancashire, but it’s the Preston area of Brighton.

“Unfortunately, because his children are not registered under his name, it’s made tracing him and his partner almost impossible.

“If we had this information I could have his partner’s full name and children’s names in three minutes.

“I think she is the missing link, she will have something for us.

“The family have been trying for years and years to find him and now they have turned to me.”

Andrew was passionate about music, especially jazz funk, when he lived in the Preston Park area of Brighton with his partner Sharon in 1986.

They had two children between 1986 and 1990.

Mrs Bruce added: “He was obviously very unhappy at one time and he asked his sister for a chat, she was busy, and said she would talk to him later.

“That was the last she saw of him, and it’s one of those things you regret for the rest of your life.

“So we’re really desperate for anyone in the Brighton and Hove area to come forward with any information that might help.

“Looking at the photographs of him just makes my heart melt knowing someone has been missing for so long.

“Someone must remember him.”

Do you know Andrew or Sharon? Email gareth.davies@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 544531.

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11:17am Sat 21 Jun 14

BeeJam says...

So did he leave Sharon, or go off with her? or someone else altogether? Did he leave the kids or take the kids? Badly written article
So did he leave Sharon, or go off with her? or someone else altogether? Did he leave the kids or take the kids? Badly written article BeeJam
  • Score: 24

11:48am Sat 21 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

BeeJam wrote:
So did he leave Sharon, or go off with her? or someone else altogether? Did he leave the kids or take the kids? Badly written article
How can a letter FROM Sharon possibly be deemed to be contact with him?


And how can anyone possibly link Preston Lancs to a man who lived in Preston village here in Sussex?

If he wants to be found, I hope he turns up.
[quote][p][bold]BeeJam[/bold] wrote: So did he leave Sharon, or go off with her? or someone else altogether? Did he leave the kids or take the kids? Badly written article[/p][/quote]How can a letter FROM Sharon possibly be deemed to be contact with him? And how can anyone possibly link Preston Lancs to a man who lived in Preston village here in Sussex? If he wants to be found, I hope he turns up. stevo!!
  • Score: 8

4:34pm Sat 21 Jun 14

NickBrt says...

He looks very young for 50?!
He looks very young for 50?! NickBrt
  • Score: 4

7:06pm Sat 21 Jun 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

This story is so badly written it is a complete disgrace.

Surely his family have more recent photos of the missing man?

Who are his family?

Don't the family know the surname of the mum?!!

Seems to me the family didn't take much interest in him at all and why leave it so many years before they start looking for him?!
This story is so badly written it is a complete disgrace. Surely his family have more recent photos of the missing man? Who are his family? Don't the family know the surname of the mum?!! Seems to me the family didn't take much interest in him at all and why leave it so many years before they start looking for him?! getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 2

7:24am Sun 22 Jun 14

Quiterie says...

Why are we being shown the 'earliest' photo of him, rather than the most recent?

I'm also confused whether he left WITH Sharon, or left WITHOUT her.

My 5 year old daughter could have written a better article than this. It is bizarrely rubbish.
Why are we being shown the 'earliest' photo of him, rather than the most recent? I'm also confused whether he left WITH Sharon, or left WITHOUT her. My 5 year old daughter could have written a better article than this. It is bizarrely rubbish. Quiterie
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Lady Smith says...

I'm sure we'll be able to recognise him instantly from this photo...
I'm sure we'll be able to recognise him instantly from this photo... Lady Smith
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Sun 22 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

I agree with the above. I have read the article three times and it is very muddled.

If they knew he lived in the Preston Park before he went missing, how can they assume it was Preston Lancs???

Very confusing.

But let's hope he returns and family harmony is once again resumed.
I agree with the above. I have read the article three times and it is very muddled. If they knew he lived in the Preston Park before he went missing, how can they assume it was Preston Lancs??? Very confusing. But let's hope he returns and family harmony is once again resumed. NathanAdler
  • Score: 3

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