UPDATE: Richard Cole, who went missing in Amsterdam, has been found dead.
Richard Cole, 30, from Dursley in Gloucestershire, had been travelling from Copenhagen to Assen. His last known location was the Thorbeckeplein area of Amsterdam at about 2am UK time on January 25. Described as an experienced traveller, Cole had been drinking in Amsterdam with some new people who he had met. His Las Vegas-based girlfriend, Alicia Marie, was the last known person Cole contacted.
Speaking to the BBC, Marie said: “He had been out with some people he had just met, which is common for Richard as he is very friendly. I just said to be careful, please go home, get a cab. We got off the phone and I texted him a picture of his address to show his cab but it never went through. “Mr Cole’s mother Debbie Thornhill said he always had his phone with him and it was unusual for him to not be in touch. “There was no contact. I couldn’t make contact with him. Which is unusual because Richard always has his phone on or is always at the end of a line somewhere,” she said.
Police in the Netherlands and Gloucestershire have both appealed for any information to help trace Mr Cole. A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: ‘Richard is described as white, around 1m 83cm tall and of slim build. He has short, dark brown hair and was wearing a black Armani or Superdry jacket. Marjolein Koek, from Dutch police, said also they have checked CCTV cameras and conducted inquiries in the area. “We are working very hard to find him,” she added.
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