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Family launch appeal for 23-year-old Brit missing in Madrid

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Family launch appeal for 23-year-old Brit missing in Madrid
A picture of Nixon Smith before he went missing. Photo: Hollie Jones
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A family in the UK have launched a desperate appeal to the public to help locate Nixon Smith who has not been heard of since catching a flight to Madrid on November 19th.

A family in the UK have launched a desperate appeal to the public to help locate Nixon Smith who has not been heard of since catching a flight to Madrid on November 19th.

Missing posters have been issued by family and friends in the hope that someone may have spotted the 23-year-old on the streets of the capital and tell them that he’s safe.

"As far as we know he has no reason to run away or go into hiding and has no previous history of living on the streets," his friend Hollie Jones told The Local. 

"He was previously in Malaga on holiday before he flew into Madrid on 19 November and went missing. He doesn't speak Spanish."

Nixon was due to fly home to Birmingham after being issued with an emergency passport at the British Consulate in Malaga following a robbery which left him without belongings, funds or a phone.

It has been confirmed that he took a flight from Malaga to Madrid but did not take the connecting flight to Birmingham ten hours later.

His family described him as a free spirit but also as “very vulnerable” and insist it is unlike him to be out of contact with his family for so long.

Hi brother Jake made an appeal on his Facebook page sharing his worry after his brother failed to get in touch with him on his birthday.

He has dark brown hair, green eyes and is 1.80m (5ft 11) tall. His family said he has an ear, nose, eyebrow and lip piercing and a distinctive tattoo on his upper left arm.

The appeal state he may be “distressed, confused and not instantly recognisable”.

Friends have been asking people, especially those living in Madrid, to share the appeal on social media in the hope that he will be found.

Anyone with information on his location or with any possible sighting of Nixon, please contact +44 7989 146312.

 
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