Kevin Hicks - Addiscombe/Croydon – Missing since 1986
On March 2nd, 1986 Kevin Hicks had sat down to have lunch with his family, even helping his dad wash up afterwards, at their home in Sissinghurst Road, Addiscombe, Croydon
At approx 8.40pm, Kevin Hicks, aged 16, told his mother he needed some eggs for a GCSE Home Economics exam he had the next day and left his house to go to Lower Addiscombe Road’s Sperrings community shop but he was never seen again. Kevin took less than £1 with him and did not even take the house keys. Kevin was wearing a Lacoste bomber jacket (white at the bottom, black line around chest and red at the top), dark blue jeans and white Hi-tec trainers
That night the atmosphere in the family home was “happy”. His destination was the Sperrings shop in Lower Addiscombe Road which was literally just 350 yds away.
The picture below is the route Kevin would/may of taken that night – starting from his family home in Sissinghurst Road, down Blackhorse Lane, crossing over the road and to the Sperrings shop which was on the corner of Fernhurst Road. (Sperrings shop is currently a children’s activity play centre)