Appeal for help to find Antrim man missing in London

Missing London Robert Gibson

The Metropolitan Police have appealed for help in tracing the whereabouts of an Irish father who has gone missing in London.

Robert Gibson, 45, originally of Ballinderry, Co. Antrim, was last seen about 3pm on June 13 in the Gipsy Hill area of southeast London.

He left his home to go for a walk and was later seen at the Co-op store in Central Hill. Robert is well known in his adopted city for his campaigns to save library services in Upper Norwood and Lambeth and he is known to frequent the Dulwich and Sydenham areas. It is understood that he is married and has a young son.

Local councillor Pat Ryan described him as a devoted family man who is “always at the heart of the community”.

“Robbie is exceptionally passionate,” he told the Croydon Advertiser. “He has made a huge contribution and is appreciated by everybody in and around Crystal Palace.

“I really hope and pray Robbie is well and if he’s listening to us, we want him to come back.”

His friends have launched a campaign to find him; taking part in searches, distributing thousands of leaflets across the city and using the hashtag #FindRobbie. Police and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build and with grey/silver hair.

He wears black rimmed Prada glasses and is possibly wearing a blue/grey T-shirt with green/brown khaki trousers.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police in Lambeth on 101 or the charity Missing People on 116000.

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