Family launches desperate appeal to find ‘very vulnerable’ British man, 23, who went missing in Madrid having failed to board a flight back home after being robbed during his holiday
- Nixon Smith has not been heard of since November 19, when he flew to Madrid
- Family and friends have issued posters and appeals in the hope of locating him
- 23-year-old had been robbed while he was on holiday in Spain, reports claim
- Loved-ones say he is a free spirit but that it is out of character for him not to make contact for so long
A desperate appeal has been launched to find a ‘very vulnerable’ British man after he went missing in Madrid.
Nixon Smith has not been heard of since November 19 when he caught a flight from Malaga to the Spanish capital.
The 23-year-old – described as a free spirit by his family – failed to catch a planned connecting flight back to Birmingham hours later.
He is reported to have been robbed of his belongings during his holiday in the country and had been issued with an emergency passport at the British Consulate in Malaga.
Loved-ones are hoping someone may have spotted Mr Smith on the streets after they issued missing posters.
Family and friends have issued posters hoping someone can help them locate Nixon Smith and bring him back home
‘As far as we know, he has no reason to run away or go into hiding and has no previous history of living on the streets,’ Nixon’s friend Hollie Jones told The Local.
‘He was previously in Malaga on holiday before he flew into Madrid on 19 November and went missing. He doesn’t speak Spanish,’ she added.
He was due to fly home to Birmingham after a stopover in Madrid.
Nixon’s family described him as a free spirit but said he loves his family and it is out of character for him to not make contact for so long
It has been confirmed that Nixon took a flight from Malaga to Madrid but did not take the connecting flight to Birmingham ten hours later.
His family said he is a free spirit but also described him as ‘very vulnerable’, the Local reported, insisting it is unlikely for him to be out of contact for so long.
His brother, Jake, made an appeal on his Facebook page, asking anyone who has any information to help his family locate Nixon.
‘I’m writing this because it’s my birthday today & as much of a free spirit my brother is he loves his family. I’ve had no contact, hence the need for this status,’ he wrote.
Nixon has dark brown hair, green eyes, is slim and 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall.
His family said he has an ear, nose, eyebrow and lip piercing, as well as a tattoo on his upper left arm.
The appeal says: ‘We believe he is still in Madrid. Uncharacteristic of him not to have made contact. Nixon may be distressed, confused and not instantly recognisable.
‘Please get in touch if you have any information that may help or have any possible sightings, we just want to know he is safe and ok.’
Nixon has dark brown hair, green eyes, is slim and 5ft 11ins tall. He has an ear, nose, eyebrow and lip piercing