Family appeal for information about Dover man Peter Henley missing in Tenerife
A DESPERATE family are appealing for help in finding a Dover man who has disappeared in Tenerife.
Peter Henley, 50, was last seen in Puerto De La Cruz on December 13 at a hotel known as Luabay. The former Dover grammar pupil, who now works as a communications officer for Saga in Folkestone, had travelled out to the Spanish island on December 6 for a holiday.
The walking and sight-seeing enthusiast ended up travelling alone after his nephew was unable to make the trip. He is recorded as checking in to the Luabay on December 11 and staff noted he had stayed one or two nights.
But by December 16 the hotel manager had asked for Mr Henley's belongings to be moved to reception although he was unable to find a contact number.
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Mr Henley is diabetic and needs medication but this had been left in a bag in his hotel room.
He was due to return to the UK on December 18 but did not board his flight.
Despite this it was only when he failed to turn up for work the next day that Mr Henley's family were notified of his disappearance.
Brother-in-law Tony Cleaver, of Clarendon Road, said: "Saga phoned us because Peter had not turned up for work or phoned them and they said they were worried about him.
"By that lunchtime we had phoned Kent Police."
The family have been helped by Saga worker Jan Ramos who was in Tenerife and flew to Puerto De La Cruz to speak to Spanish police, contact hospitals and fill out the necessary missing person forms.
Mr Cleaver said: "Jan got things moving and she said the police out there are taking it seriously now and have people out looking for him."
Mr Henley's nephew, and Tony's son, Terry Cleaver added: "The Spanish police are still looking, along with the national park authorities over there as he liked walking a lot and police are carrying his pictures in all the patrol cars over there.
"We just want to know he is ok."
TV and radio appeals are expected to be made this week in Tenerife. An appeal has also been launched by Kent Police for information in helping to find what has happened to Mr Henley.
Tony Cleaver said: "It is extremely worrying. This is unusual and not like Peter at all. He is not one for sending postcards and phoning all the time but not turning up for work is really unlike him.
"We are doing everything we can. Hospitals have been contacted, Terry has gone through his computer for any clues and put information on Facebook."
A Saga spokesman said: "There is great concern for Peter, keen walker and photographer, and our thoughts and prayers are for Peter and his family for his safe return."
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "We have made a number of enquiries and are doing all we can to support his family. We have informed INTERPOL who will ask the authorities in Tenerife to make enquiries. We are also assisting with the spread of information in Tenerife."
Anyone with any information relating to Mr Henley's whereabouts can contact Kent Police on the 101 number. If you are outside the UK and have information, please call 0044 1622 690690.