Vale of Clywd family makes desperate appeal for help to find missing father

Published date: 26 June 2014 |
Published by: Suzanne Jordan 
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A VALE of Clwyd family have made a desperate plea for information after their father went missing during a holiday in Crete.

Arthur Jones, 73, was staying in the Pardalakis apartments in Chania, Crete. He was holidaying alone and was last seen on Thursday, June 19.

His Daughter, Jennifer, said he was suppose to arrive back on Tuesday (June 24) in Manchester Airport but he failed to board his return flight.

Chris Ruane, MP for the Vale of Clwyd, has been contacted by Jeffrey Jones, Arthur's son, and is supporting the family in their appeal.

Jeff, 37, said: "He was a very keen walker and it is possible he went out walking in the hills in that area.

“He normally goes on these sorts of holidays alone about two or three times a year, and we are asking that anybody who remembers seeing him during this time to contact the authorities immediately.”

The retired scaffolder, who also worked with the British Army Cadets until last year, was staying in the Paradakalis apartments and a hotel rep has stated that he had not used his room since last Thursday.

Mr Jones said: “Sometimes he does just use his room as a base if he finds a good route, and it is not unusual for him to stay in a hostel or camp out for the night if he finds a good route, but not making his flight home or being in-touch with us is very unusual.”

Jennifer added: “He does go on holiday on his own. He doesn’t have any health problems, he does walks up Snowdon. We only heard yesterday that he hadn’t arrived home.”

Mr Arthur Jones has now been reported missing and a search has been launched by Greek authorities.

Anyone that has been on holiday in the area recently and remembers seeing Arthur is urged to contact the Police on 101, or the Missing Abroad Operations Team on 02070 475060.

Alternatively, you can get in-touch with Jeff via his email at

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