The mother of Eniscan Doğangün has confirmed that he is back home and is safe and well. Hakime Doğangün had appealed for news about her teenage son after he went missing on Monday morning, 10 June, prompting a huge social media campaign to try to locate him.
Eniscan had left his Lewisham home in his school uniform, but failed to turn up to school, which is a 20-minute walk away. Instead, data from his Oyster card suggested Eniscan had gone to Shepherd’s Bush station via London Bridge. Police believe he may have travelled on to Reading from there.
For several days his distraught mother had posted photos and messages in the desperate hope it would trigger information about her son’s whereabouts. Her prayers – and that of thousands of well-wishers who had shared her appeal – were answered early this morning, Friday 14 June.
Posting in both English and Turkish on her Facebook page, Mrs Doğangün said:
“To all facebook users [I would] like to give you the good news our son Eniscan has returned home he is safe and well I like to thank you all for all your help and support I can’t thank enough Serpil Baysaloglu Akjen Havali [who have helped with the campaign to find Eniscan]”
In Turkish she also wrote: “London, UK, Cyprus, Turkey, all radio and TV stations, I cannot find the words to say how eternally grateful I am. With one heart and one voice your incredible support helped me to find my son. I can never say thank you enough. God bless you all!”