Missing: BBC’s One Show takes up the cause of #FindRobbie

FIND ROBBIESix weeks after Robbie Gibson went missing from his south London home, the appeal to find him continues with national television coverage on Monday.

Upper Norwood Library, which Gibson has campaigned tirelessly for years to keep open, is the setting for the interview on The One Show at 7pm on BBC1 on July 25.

Concerns continue to mount for Gibson’s well-being and safety, after he disappeared in a “vulnerable headspace” on June 13. His family and friends are “extremely concerned”.

CCTV pictures provided from the Metropolitan Police confirmed Gibson’s arrival on the Isle of Wight on the day of his disappearance. The footage shows him leaving the Co-Op store on Landguard Road, Shanklin at 7.45pm, and heading in the direction of the town centre.

Steve Broe, a busker from Crystal Palace, has been spending time on the Isle of Wight, performing, distributing fliers and raising awareness of his friend. Broe has been supported by a growing number of concerned Isle of Wight residents.

Joe Duggan, who is interviewed on The One Show, said, “We are really moved by the great support we received and continue to receive from the Isle of Wight community. We ask you to keep putting up the flyer we have produced, and sharing and tweeting it online, so we can find out if this father, husband and friend is safe and well.”

Hundreds of friends and family who know Robbie Gibson through his community work have been helping the search in South Norwood and beyond

Hundreds of friends and family members who know Robbie Gibson through his community work have been helping the search in South Norwood and beyond

This week’s Big Issue magazine also feature’s Gibson, helping to spread coverage nationally in the hope his picture will alert the police to his whereabouts.

Police on the Isle of Wight are also working closely with the Lambeth Missing Persons Unit, and searches have been made in co-ordination with local rescue services.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or ring the charity Missing People on 116000, where calls will be dealt with in confidence.

The campaign to find Gibson is being coordinated through Crystal Palace Transition Town, and using the #FindRobbie hashtag.


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