Missing Fareham man’s fiancée: ‘I’m still positive’

Amanda Collins with partner Karl Law. Below, Karl and son Lenny
Amanda Collins with partner Karl Law. Below, Karl and son Lenny

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THE devastated fiancée of missing Karl Law has spoken of her turmoil at keeping his disappearance from their son.

Amanda Collins told The News three-year-old Lenny thinks his dad Karl is on a fishing trip.

Karl Law who went missing on a stag in Prague ,  fianc�e Amanda Collins, 30, and their three-year-old son Lenny.''Photo supplied by Amanda PPP-140312-163629001

Karl Law who went missing on a stag in Prague , fianc�e Amanda Collins, 30, and their three-year-old son Lenny.''Photo supplied by Amanda PPP-140312-163629001

But the builder, who turns 35 today, is still missing in Prague.

She has since gone out to the city where Karl was on a stag do and retraced the last known steps of the vanished dad-of-one.

Amanda, of St Anne’s Grove, Fareham, said: ‘I told Lenny I was going to work away and when I came back he said “did you see daddy?”

‘I’ve told him he’s on a fishing boat quite far away catching fish to give to the fishmonger in Asda.

‘At first I thought Karl might just have got lost. But how long can you get lost for?

‘We’ve gone from being a happy three-person family to this.’

She added: ‘In the first few days I couldn’t bear the thought of Lenny asking where he was because that’s what was making me upset. I didn’t want him to see me upset. But I don’t want him to forget him.’

Amanda was with Karl’s cousin Steve Stock when he found the dead body of a Czech person during their search.

She said: ‘I’m not prepared for the worst case scenario.

‘I’m still very positive – especially now I’ve been out there.’

Karl was on his cousin Lee Cross’ stag do in the Czech Republic capital when he vanished.

The group of 13 split as they headed toward Maxim Bar in Old Town Square on November 15.

Czech police said he was spotted once on November 17.

A statement said he looked ‘intoxicated and confused’ and had been drinking and allegedly had taken drugs.

But Amanda said: ‘He wouldn’t have dabbled in drugs.’

There was a later sighting of him with homeless people.

Karl’s cousin Steve was yesterday in Prague with Lee Cross – whose stag do the group were on – speaking to homeless people trying to find Karl.

Family and friends have been taking it in shifts to scour the streets of the city and are now planning to hire sniffer dogs.

Steve said: ‘We’ve still got some of Karl’s clothes he left.

‘He could be anywhere – but at the same time the sightings keep me positive he’s in the same area.

‘We’ve covered about 80 per cent of the tourist map of Prague.

‘Soon we have to push out of those areas.’

Amanda added: ‘We were so looking forward to Christmas this year, with Lenny being older – I’d hate for him to miss it.’

Search continues with no let up in the city

NEARLY 20 days since he was reported missing Karl Law has not been seen by his loved ones.

His family have run through almost every scenario possible since he disappeared on a stag do on November 15. Unhappy with Czech police’s initial work they hired a private investigator – funded by thousands raised back in Karl’s home town Fareham.

Hampshire police have offered the family here support but have not sent an officer to Prague.

As supporters put out yellow ribbons of hope on the streets of Fareham, the 35-year-old builder’s close family and friends trudge through freezing conditions in Prague looking for him. His cousin Lee Cross has postponed his wedding as they search on.