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British grandfather, 73, missing on Greek island of Zante for a week

British grandfather, 73, has been missing on the Greek island of Zante for a week after he vanished during walk to a monastery

  • John Tossell, 73, went missing on the Greek island of Zante on June 17 
  • Grandfather, from south Wales, vanished while walking to a monastery  
  • He was last seen speaking to a couple around 3pm, and has not been seen since 
  • Police are appealing to find that couple and anyone else with information 

John Tossell, 73, has been missing for a week and was last seen on the Greek island of Zante while walking to a monastery

A British grandfather has gone missing on the Greek island of Zante during a visit to a mountain monastery.

John Tossell, 73, set off to walk the monastery on Mount Skopos on June 17 – and has not been heard from since.

Greek emergency services have been searching for him, but no trace has been found.

His family – from Bridgend in south Wales – are hoping to track down a couple who spoke to him on the day he went missing.

A witness said they saw Mr Tossell at a cafe near the monastery around 3pm speaking to a woman aged between 45 and 55 with shoulder-length blonde hair and her partner.  

A family member said: ‘We need to try and find this couple but we are also appealing for information from anyone that potentially may have seen him on his walk back down the mountain, but might now have flown home.’

A police helicopter has been searching the area, and members of the fire service, port authorities and special disaster response unit have been involved in the search.

Mr Tossell was wearing a khaki hat, a light blue T-shirt and beige knee length shorts.

The terrain in the search area is described as being very rugged and almost impossible to cover by foot.

Anyone with information can call the local emergency number in Greece is 100 or 112 and anybody in the UK can call the British Embassy on 0207 008 1500 or British police on 101

Police are trying to track down a couple seen speaking to Mr Tossell at a cafe near this monastery around 3pm on June 17

Police are trying to track down a couple seen speaking to Mr Tossell at a cafe near this monastery around 3pm on June 17

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