Baby left at Gatwick makes appeal 30 years on

DM16110512a.jpg Steven Gary Hydes at the spot in Gatwick Airport where he was abandoned as as baby. He is now appealing to find his birth parents. Pictured with his partner Sammy and children Alanna and Kian. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-161004-140209008
DM16110512a.jpg Steven Gary Hydes at the spot in Gatwick Airport where he was abandoned as as baby. He is now appealing to find his birth parents. Pictured with his partner Sammy and children Alanna and Kian. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-161004-140209008

A man who was abandoned at Gatwick Airport as a baby renewed his appeal to find his family 30 years on.

Steven Gary Hydes was dubbed Gatwick Gary after he was found in the ladies toilets at the airport when he was ten-days-old.

Now an engaged dad-of-two, he returned to the airport yesterday (April 10) and said: “I would love for my children to know my birth family and I would love to know if I have any brothers or sisters.

“Over the years I have done many appeals which have resulted in nothing.

“I think the best chance I have of finding my birth family is through DNA.

“I have done several tests and recently I have had some closer matches come through but sadly I have not been able to make contact with them yet.”

Steven lives in West Sussex with his fiancee Sammy Collins, daughter Allanna, eight, and son Kian, four.

He added: “I would like to appeal to the public, if you have had your DNA tested, please log in regularly to check for matches and possibly even a message from me.

“I would also like to encourage more people to get DNA tested. The more people that get tested, the more chance there is of me and other foundlings finding their birth family and their roots.”

People with information were asked to email garygatwick1986@hotmail.co.uk

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