Humberside

Stuart Gilson search: False Facebook messages prompt arrest

A 37-year-old man has been arrested over misleading Facebook messages sent to the family of a missing Hull man.

Humberside Police said they had searched wasteland in response to information sent via a page set up to help find Stuart Gilson, 21.

Mr Gilson's family set up the page on the social networking site in a bid to get information and hundreds of volunteers have helped in the search.

The missing man vanished after a night out in Hull city centre on 28 January.

In a statement, Humberside Police said: "A 37-year-old Hull man was arrested on suspicion of sending false messages by electronic communication networks to cause annoyance/ inconvenience/ anxiety.

"He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries."

'Through that door'

More than 18,000 people have joined the Facebook page in the hunt for Mr Gilson. His family has described his disappearance as totally out of character.

A national advertising company has donated poster sites across the city for the family to put up appeals for information.

His sister Kimberley Gilson said the family was overwhelmed by the support of the public and businesses.

Ms Gilson said she still hoped that her brother would return.

"The last couple of days it has just felt like he is working away and he is going to come through that door," she said.

"Just going to keep thinking like that."

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