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"There is not a day goes by that I do not think of him"

"There is not a day goes by that I do not think of him"

Published by Grace Mcgachy
7:40am 2nd September 2019. (Updated at 7:41am 2nd September 2019)

"There is not a day goes by that I do not think of him"

The brother of a Norfolk schoolboy who went missing 50 years ago has spoken out. 

Steven Newing went missing from near his home in Fakenham on the 2nd of September 1969.

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Steven was just 11 when he disappeared. 

A full-scale police investigation was launched when it happened and there were local searches, house to house enquiries and interview with Steven's friends and family.

Although there were many potential sightings of Steven, he hasn't been seen or heard of from since. 

Steven Newing missing 1969


His brother, Terry, is appealing directly for information from the public:

"It is now 50 years since my brother Steven disappeared at the age of 11 from our home in Lee Warner Avenue, Fakenham.

I was the last person to see him and there is not a day goes by that I do not think of him and try to work out what happened.

The effects have this have been profound on all our family.

Our parents have since died without knowing what happened and Steven has an extended family who never met him, only knowing of him from newspaper cuttings and hearsay. 
"However, I still believe that even with the passage of time the answers we  need  are there, and would urge anyone with any knowledge of his disappearance, no matter how trivial or insignificant, to please contact the police so that we can do something our parents were unable to do, lay him to rest, and get the closure we need." 

Police van


Andy Guy, the Major Crime Review and Cold Case Manager within the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said that despite the passing of time he still believes there are people alive who may know what happened to Steven. 

"It is now half a century since Steven went missing and during this time we've received many different leads and pieces of information about his disappearance.

Despite thorough investigations, we still don't know what happened to Steven. 

"His mother Jean sadly died five years ago, never knowing what happened to her son. Steven's two sisters and brother are still hopeful of finding answers and we are determined to find closure for them. 

"I strongly believe there are people alive today who may know what happened to Steven and we would always pursue any new credible information which could help us solve this mystery." 

norfolk police drink driving patrols in king's lynn


Anyone with information concerning Steven's disappearance should call the Major Crime Review Team on 01953 423819

Or email

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