July 11, 2018 / 6:42 PM / a year ago

Family say British citizen missing in Russia at World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A British citizen named Douglas Moreton who traveled to Russia to watch the World Cup has gone missing and has not been seen since last Friday, a relative of the man wrote on social media on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the British Embassy confirmed Moreton had been reported missing and said it was in touch with the relevant authorities in Russia to try and establish his whereabouts.

Moreton was last seen in Samara where England played Sweden in the quarter-final and was expected to catch a train back to Moscow, the relative said, adding they believed he had made the journey as his credit card had been used in the Russian capital.

They described Moreton as around 5 feet 5 inches tall, having a Bristol accent, wearing glasses and rarely being clean shaven.

England play Croatia in Moscow in the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova and Tom Balmforth; Editing by Toby Davis

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