Man abandoned in Gatwick Airport as a baby makes appeal 30 years on

'Gary Gatwick' looking for information on his biological parents

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Man abandoned in Gatwick Airport as a baby makes appeal 30 years on


A man who was abandoned as a baby at Gatwick Airport has made an appeal to find his parents 30 years later.

Steven Hydes, who was nicknamed Gary Gatwick, was left in the ladies' toilets dressed in two baby grows and wrapped in a blanket.

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According to the Metro, he was found by an airport employee on 10 April 1986 and is believed to have been 10 days old.

He is now making a fresh appeal to find his biological parents so he can fill in gaps about his past and feel "complete".

Speaking to Sky News, he said: "It's the not knowing... why it happened and things like that I really want to know. To me it's just a blank space that everyone else seems to have.

"There's also things like your medical history that others take for granted and I don't have that. I'd just like to know what happened, it will explain more about myself, complete me in a way."

Steven had a happy childhood being brought up by adoptive parents, and he himself has a partner and two children.

But he is keen to trace his family and has a Facebook page set up in a bid to help his cause.

Today It always makes me stop and think. I have an amazing mum who has brought me up and I will be spending it with her...

Posted by Gary gatwick airport baby abandoned on Sunday, March 6, 2016


It would be great to find my family this year not just for me but for my two children to, please if anyone can help I would be so grateful

Posted by Gary gatwick airport baby abandoned on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Me when I was younger.If anyone thinks I resemble anyone or has any information please contact me on garygatwick1986@hotmail.co.uk

Posted by Gary gatwick airport baby abandoned on Monday, March 21, 2016



According to the Independent, DNA testing has shown his forebears were probably of English or Scottish descent, but two genetic matches found through a family tree website cannot currently be contacted because they have not logged back into their accounts.

Steven added: "I don't want them to fell afraid to come forward, I'm not an angry, person, I'm not in it for that."

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