A man who went to work and didn't come home has no idea he's a grandad.

Kevin Fasting Snr was 49 when he went missing from his Aigburth home more than 20 years ago. He was last seen by his parents at their home on Aigburth Road on Friday, November 21 2003. Just the week before, Kevin had started a new job in Bootle.

On the morning of his disappearance Kevin, a dad of four and avid Liverpool fan, left the house to go to work. Shortly after, he was seen by his neighbour at a nearby bus stop. The neighbour offered Kevin a lift to work but he declined.

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This was the last sighting of Kevin as he did not arrive for work and hasn’t been seen since. At the time of his disappearance, Kevin’s son, Kevin Jr, was away studying at university in Leeds.

While searching through his dad's things to make any links as to where Kevin could have gone, Kevin Jr found a note addressed to him and his sisters apologising that he "let [them] down". Addressing the note in a 2022 interview with The Missing podcast, Kevin Jr explained that, while his family first interpreted it as a suicide note and was aware of his father’s mental health struggles, he disagrees that Kevin Snr went missing to harm himself and has hope he is still alive.

Kevin said: “I think he’s too proud to come back. He could be “living in shelters as far as he could [be]”.

Kevin Fasting, from Liverpool, was 49-years-old when he disappeared on November 21, 2003.
Kevin Fasting, from Liverpool, was 49-years-old when he disappeared on November 21, 2003.

At the time of his disappearance, Kevin was described as white, 5’ 10”, of medium build, with blue eyes, and short brown hair. Kevin also has a Liverbird and LFC tattoo on his lower right arm.

He was last seen wearing a black trousers suit, a white long-sleeved shirt with a yellow tie, a grey fleece jacket, a dark green hooded trench coat, and size eight Clarks blue lace-up shoes blue or brown jeans. Kevin also wore a distinctive LFC watch with a silver strap and was carrying £30 cash.

Since Kevin’s disappearance, Kevin Jr has remained heartbroken yet determined and hopeful that his dad will be found safe and well. Now, with his own family, Kevin Jr values his dad’s legacy and makes sure to keep the memories of him alive for his two girls, particularly as they’ve "never met their grandad".

Kevin said: “I’ve chose to honour his memory as a selfless man. I set up a business named after him and his values: trust, honesty, respect, hard work, loyalty, continue his legacy so to speak."

Kevin Jr with his partner and their two children
Kevin Jr with his partner and their two children

A plaque dedicated to Kevin Snr also remains at Anfield Stadium grounds.

To help the search, the public can visit Kevin’s appeal on the Missing People website here, from where they can report a sighting, download his missing appeal as a poster, and share it as widely as possible via Facebook, Twitter, and in public spaces.

Missing People’s Publicity Officer, Ndella Senghore, said: “If anyone has any information about Kevin’s disappearance, they can contact Missing People’s helpline. Kevin, if you are reading this, please get in touch. You can call us on 116 000 or email116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

"Our service is non-judgemental, confidential, and free thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We just want to provide you with the support you need and help you to be safe.

"Our helpline is here to support people who are missing, thinking of going missing, and for loved ones who are left behind. The helpline is free and confidential and is operated by trained staff and volunteers."

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