28 Aug, 2012 @ 11:15
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British actor missing on Costa del Sol

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By James Bryce

THE family of a British man who went missing a week ago on the Costa del Sol is facing an agonising wait for news of his whereabouts.

John Leach, 65, a former actor who once starred in 1990s TV series El Dorado has not been seen since leaving his home in La Cala de Mijas on August 21.

He was last spotted walking near El Sheriff bar at around 12.30pm – he was carrying €10 in cash and his mobile phone but has failed to answer any calls.

“We have spoken to all his friends so we know he isn’t staying with any of them,” his daughter Jessica Leach told the Olive Press.

“He likes his daily routine and always sticks to it so this is not normal behaviour for him.

“Me and my mum are sick with worry and just hope he is found safe and returned home soon,” the 30-year-old added.

Leach was wearing a grey polo shirt with beige or white three-quarter-length trousers and brown shoes.

He is thought to have been planning to attend a wake at a venue near El Chaparral golf course, which was due to start at 4pm.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact Jessica Leach directly on 602 605 188 or email james@theolivepress.es. 

James Bryce

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  1. I met John on the set of Eldorado and he used to pull my leg about being “nasty” to “Marcus Tandy” played by Jessie Birdsall.I played an intrusive investigative journalist.
    John was a very convincing “hit” man but such a nice chap in real life and we remain friends.Hurry home old mate to your loving family and many,many friends.

  2. Nothing as of yet still a mystery……. no news or help from the spanish police either.
    The spanish community of la cala de mijas were kind enough to plant a tree of hope for my father in remembrance which is a lovely and amazing thoughtful thing for them to do,
    Its somewhere where we and my mother can go and pray for his safety

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