The guitarist from the Manic Street Preachers who disappeared three and a half years ago has apparently been seen in the Canary Islands, writes Jessica Callan.
Several customers in a bar in Fuerteventura said they recognised Richey Edwards drinking at the
Underground Pub. The songwriter for the Welsh pop band was last seen in London in February 1995.
Police found his abandoned Vauxhall Cavalier car two weeks later near the Severn Bridge in South
Wales and thought he had committed suicide but his body was never found. His passport, credit cards and Prozac tablets were found in his flat in Cardiff.
Tracey Jones, a British barmaid who works in the pub, told Tenerife's Island Sun newspaper: "We were sure it was just like Richey. One of the customers suddenly shouted 'You're Richey from the Manic Street Preachers'. He just started to run towards the door and within seconds he had gone."
A spokesman for the band said "We just pass these sightings on to the police and let them get on with it but it is upsetting for his parents. "