THE friends of a man missing for nearly two years have appealed for help after an apparent sighting in a Lewes cafe on Thursday (November 3).
Piers Hopson disappeared in Hastings Old Town in January last year. The 37-year-old has a form of autism and his parents Roger and Dawn believe somebody in the area may be looking after him.
His family says Piers finds it difficult to interact with people but is gentle and poses no threat.
Piers’ family is offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to his safe recovery.
His father Roger said they were still hopeful Piers is alive.
“If Piers was dead, we believe he would have been found by now and because there have been so many sightings from people absolutely convinced it was him, we feel he is being sheltered by someone. We appeal to them to let us know he is safe and well.”
Piers is of medium height and build with dark brown hair and wears glasses.
His sister Abigail has also set up a Help find Piers page on the Facebook social network site.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 07552 690607.