‘We’re trying to keep hopes up’ – missing Fareham man’s pal

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PEOPLE have clubbed together to raise more than £4,000 to fund the search for missing Karl Law.

The 34-year-old builder, from Fareham, went missing on a stag do in Prague more than a week ago.

23/11/14    ''Geoff Hoar organiser of the Karl Law fundraiser at Club V at Fareham pictured with the raffle''Picture: Paul Jacobs (143361-1) PPP-141123-170708003

23/11/14 ''Geoff Hoar organiser of the Karl Law fundraiser at Club V at Fareham pictured with the raffle''Picture: Paul Jacobs (143361-1) PPP-141123-170708003

Last night his close friend Geoff Hoar, 35, put on a fundraising event to support people in the Czech Republic looking for the dad-of-one.

Mr Hoar said: ‘I went to school with Karl, I’ve known him for more than 20 years.

‘When it happens to someone you know you don’t expect it.

‘Every day we’re trying to keep our hopes up.’

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Mr Hoar said Karl’s cousin Lee Cross, 41, who had returned back from Prague on Friday, was due to fly out to the European city today.

Mr Cross has said he will not get married until his cousin is found.

The event at Club V last night in Fareham added more than £1,500 to the £2,500 raised before the weekend.

It comes as National Express said it would alert its Eurolines network to the case to publicise his disappearance last Saturday night.

Airline Jet2.com has said it will give all passengers on Prague-bound flights a poster.

As reported, Karl’s family and friends have hit out at Czech police saying they should do more in the search.

Karl was with a group of 13 people on his cousin’s stag do in the Czech Republic.

Members of the group split as some headed to the Maxim Bar in Old Town Square.

His brother Craig, 30, said it was around 3am when the group in the bar returned to their hotel that they realised he was missing. Karl’s family are now considering hiring a private detective to aid in the search.

His fiancee Amanda’s sister Leanne Collins was at the fundraiser.

She said: ‘Amanda’s doing all right, she’s got her little boy. She’s got to stay strong for him.’

Hundreds of people turned out to the fundraiser, which had a raffle, food and entry price helping the fund.

Karl was last seen by a stag do tour guide.