Police and family appeal for information about man missing after attending Boomtown

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A 31-year-old man named Cameron Crowhurst from Birmingham has gone missing after attending the Boomtown Fair music festival, which took place in Hampshire across August 9 to 13.

Police have shared a photo and described him as 5 foot 9 inches tall. His mother has described him as mild-mannered in conversation but funny and charismatic. He also wears glasses, has a beard and fair skin.

The 66,000-capacity Boomtown Festival is held at the Matterley Bowl near Winchester in the South Downs National Park, with on site camping.

Cameron arrived at the festival on Wednesday, August 9, but left a day early on Saturday, August 13, after losing his phone.

He was picked up by the police on the M3 and taken to Basingstoke railway station. It is believed he travelled onwards towards Bournemonth on Sunday, August 13.

His family have appealed for anyone who was on the 19:11 train from Basingstoke to Bournemonth to come forward if they can recall any relevant information.

His family believe he may have returned to Winchester to retrieve his belongings and may still be in the area. They have asked anyone with dash cam footage or doorbell cameras to contact the police.

Cameron had attended Boomtown previously, but this was his first time going solo.

His mother Jacqueline Bird spoke to ITV, saying: “I can’t see that he would have just gone off and wouldn’t have let us know, or not contacted us.

“We think he might have got back off the train at Winchester to go and try and find his property, his suitcases and maybe his phone which was lost.

“The last footage of him was him getting on a train at Basingstoke – which was the Bournemouth train.”

Jacqueline added: “He was just so excited about [the festival’”

“When he got here, he called me and said that he’d arrived, and that he was just going in. He said that it was quite busy at that time.

“And then on the Thursday when he called me he seemed fine, and just himself just having a laugh and joke with me. And then I’m assuming either on the Thursday or the Friday morning, he’s lost his phone.

“I’ve been calling him every day to contact me, and on the Monday morning, I was waiting for him to come home. He didn’t come home.

“On Tuesday morning, I called the festival, I called the police.”

Cameron’s cousin Jade Bird said: “If he is out there on the streets or in the forest, or you know, anywhere, he’s probably not had a bath or anything and he might be in a tent.

“If the public have any information, just please come forward.

“We just want them home safe – we don’t know what else to do, other than ask the public.”

Polce have asked anyone with information to contact them via 999 and quote PID: 441705.

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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