Man missing after Boomtown as police and family share appeal

31-year-old Cameron Crowther is believed to have caught the train from Basingstoke to Bournemouth on 13 August.

Cameron Crowther and Boomtown

Image: Birmingham Police/WikiCommons

A 31-year-old man is missing after attending the Boomtown Fair festival in Hampshire earlier this month, with police and family appealing for his safe return.

Cameron Crowther went to the festival, which ran from August 9 to 13 this month, and police have shared a photo on social media.

The 5 foot 9 festivalgoer has been described by his mother as mild-mannered in conversation but funny and charismatic. He has a beard and fair skin, and wears glasses.

He arrived at the festival on the 9th, and left on the 12th after losing his phone. The police picked him up on the M3 and took him to Basingstoke railway station, and it’s thought he travelled on to Bournemouth on the 13th.

His family believe he may have travelled to Winchester to pick up his belongings, and think he may still be in the area. They’re appealing for anybody who was on the 19:11 train from Basingstoke to Bournemouth to come forward if they have any information that could help. And, they’ve asked anyone with dashcam footage or doorbell cameras to get in touch with the police.

Crowther had a coach ticket from Boomtown to Birmingham, but it’s unknown whether he used it. He’d been to Boomtown previously, but this was his first time going alone.

Birmingham Police have asked anyone with potential information to contact them via 999 and quote PID: 441705. They’ve also shared some additional photos of Crowther on Twitter.

His mother, Jacqueline Bird, told ITV: “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.”


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