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    Hungary - Sam Clancy, 24, British, Budapest, 28 April 2017

    Sam Clancy, from Rochdale UK, has gone missing whilst on a stag weekend in Budapest, Hungary.

    Last seen Friday 28th April 2017, separated from the rest of the stag group he got into a taxi at 9.20pm local time.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Budapest.html

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    From what I've read it seems Hungary also had a national holiday this weekend, locals there say everything was shut down and if Sam had been arrested in the last few days it wouldn't have been processed until today. There are lots of people offering to help the family with translations, phone calls etc. Heartening to see, and gives a little hope he might be ok. Fingers crossed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    From what I've read it seems Hungary also had a national holiday this weekend, locals there say everything was shut down and if Sam had been arrested in the last few days it wouldn't have been processed until today. There are lots of people offering to help the family with translations, phone calls etc. Heartening to see, and gives a little hope he might be ok. Fingers crossed.
    Sam is from my home town, I hope he is found very soon. All of his family are doing all they can to locate him.

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    Young man. Out drinking. Now he's missing.

    Where's the water?

    Though him getting into a taxi is somewhat of a curveball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaSkis View Post
    Young man. Out drinking. Now he's missing.

    Where's the water?

    Though him getting into a taxi is somewhat of a curveball.
    You're right, they aren't typically last seen in a taxi.

    Have we any specifics of which road he was last seen on?

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    Last seen early in the evening

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    From the article:
    We're trying to get hold of CCTV so we can trace the taxi and things like that. The police over here are involved now as well so we're hoping they can help us make some progress.


    As as soon as there is a missing persons poster please let us know so we can share it. I have connections in both Buda and Pest (separated by a river) so it would be good to know which side of the city he was on when he got into the taxi.

    Don't taxi's normally keep a log or gps track of their fares?
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    GigTu - I have seen reference to Morrisons Bar in district 6 which google maps tells me is central and east of the river. Does that mean anything to you? Gotta do school run now, back later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    GigTu - I have seen reference to Morrisons Bar in district 6 which google maps tells me is central and east of the river. Does that mean anything to you? Gotta do school run now, back later.
    Yes, Pest is the east side (but it's now still just one city - since the 1800s). That's the main part of the city. District 6 is by the river. I looked up Morrisons and I got two places, very close to each other. They are both pubs but one is also a nightclub. I wonder WHY he got into a taxi.

    Which Morrisons was he at?

    Here's one of the locations that stays open until 4:00 am???:
    https://www.facebook.com/morrisons2/
    http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/...ubs/morrisons/

    The other morrisons had a "season closing party" this weekend and lots of pictures/images from the weekend:
    https://www.facebook.com/morrisonspu...92128790833567
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    Apologies everyone, it seems I messed up the the thread title.

    I believe that this was my first attempt at starting a thread here, complete fail. I even tried to follow the advice in the Sticky thread on how to do it!

    Sorry to the Moderator who must have had to take time to correct it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dushi View Post
    Last seen early in the evening

    Hoping for the best
    9:20pm, it was over an hour after sunset so it would have been dark.

    I'm assuming there'd be CCTV in places where a stag group are likely to go, but again, this might not have been looked at until today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GigTu View Post
    Yes, Pest is the east side (but it's now still just one city - since the 1800s). That's the main part of the city. District 6 is by the river. I looked up Morrisons and I got two places, very close to each other. They are both pubs but one is also a nightclub. I wonder WHY he got into a taxi.

    Which Morrisons was he at?

    Here's one of the locations that stays open until 4:00 am???:
    https://www.facebook.com/morrisons2/
    http://www.hungarybudapestguide.com/...ubs/morrisons/

    The other morrisons had a "season closing party" this weekend and lots of pictures/images from the weekend:
    https://www.facebook.com/morrisonspu...92128790833567
    Look at this cached google link, it says "missing since Friday evening 21:17 .last seen getting in a taxi outside bar Morrison ketto .district 6"

    What does the "ketto" bit mean?

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=uk

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    Well, I'm from Budapest. There are some articles around about him online, I'll try to post some of the informations missing from the Daily Mail article.

    Articles (in Hungarian):

    http://24.hu/belfold/2017/05/01/eltu...al-budapesten/

    http://www.origo.hu/itthon/20170501-...udapesten.html

    http://index.hu/belfold/2017/05/01/l...fi_budapesten/

    Official missing report on the site of the Hungarian Police:

    http://www.police.hu/hirek-es-inform...am-clancy-brit

    Some points:

    1. 1 May is Labor Day. It's international holiday worldwide. It's not a Hungarian speciality. There were a lot of festivities on that day on multiple locations, with road closures and a giant crowd.

    2. According to the articles I linked he came here as a member of a group of 22 for a bachelor party, and went missing soon after arrival. was last seen 20 minutes to 10 pm getting into a cab at the Morrisons 2 bar. Cabs are organised in Hungary, they all look the same (yellow), so random cars can not be mistaken for a taxi. The drivers are registered. I don't see much possibility for a cab driver to commit a crime without being found out very quickly. The street (Szent István körút) is a well lit, wide, crowded street with tram line operating 24 hours per day. I, as a woman, would walk it during the night without fear. I have never been to this bar though and have never been a party girl, so I'm not sure how wild this place actually is. Can get opinions of it from friends if needed, though.

    A map to the bar:

    https://www.google.hu/maps/place/Mor...7!4d19.0503632

    The homepage of the bar:

    http://www.morrisons.hu/

    3. He did not have his passport with him only phone which goes to mailbox. Hospitals and police have already been checked without success.

    4. The fact, that the Hungarian police isn't really willing to cooperate, is mentioned in every article. Sadly, I can see this being true quite easily. In one of the articles is a CCTV footage of him getting into the cab is mentioned, but the police seemingly does not succeeded in getting hold of it till now.

    5. There was a case a few years back in Budapest, a young French Erasmus student went missing. Her parents were some kind of diplomats, the case got a big publicity. She was sadly found in the Danube weeks later and is was ruled as an accidental drowning if I remember correctly.

    6. MO based on my local knowledge: If he is in a hospital, he would have been found by now. Hospital stuff does not really speak English here, so he would stand out. Cab drivers are very unlikely to get into a crime that involves Englich tourists - much too risky. Drugs would be a possibility or robbery went wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoverMeCagney View Post
    Look at this cached google link, it says "missing since Friday evening 21:17 .last seen getting in a taxi outside bar Morrison ketto .district 6"

    What does the "ketto" bit mean?

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.c...&ct=clnk&gl=uk
    A-ha, just had a lightbulb moment, "ketto" is 2. So it's the Morrison 2 bar.

    Trying to find out where the lads were staying.

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