An enormous shout out to Ken Thompson, the Aussie man who has been cycling around Europe in search of his missing son Andrew. Authorities have just confirmed they have found him alive and well after his mother, Melinda Stratton, tried to enroll him in a school in Amsterdam. The principal became suspicious over his expired passport and ran a security check and discovered he was on the Interpol. Mr Thompson had spent the last three and a half months cycling through Europe looking for the boy, after his wife, who is mentally ill, fled with him in 2008. Despite efforts by police and Interpol Mr Thompson eventually quit his job, bought a bike and began riding through Europe with a picture of his son printed on the back of his riding shirt in an effort to find him. Sheez, now you can get off that friggin bike!
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How far would you go to find your missing son? Well Ken Thompson was willing to give up his job, buy a bike, set up a website and ride through Europe in a bid to find his little boy Andrew who was taken out of Australia by his mentally ill wife.For the past three months Mr Thompson has pedaled through England, Netherlands, Germany and Poland with an image of his son printed on the back of his riding shirt in the desperate hope someone might recognize him. He’s lost so much weight his pants no longer fit. Mr Thompson, who gave up on police and Interpol, says he doesn’t care if it takes the rest of his life, he won’t stop until he finds his son.
Psst Full story and photos of the child found here.