Three years ago, a murder investigation was launched in the case of a Spanish father and son who disappeared from Britain.

The case of a British father and son who disappeared in Malaga three years ago takes a new turn when police open a double murder investigation

  • Couple disappeared in 2019 one day after traveling to the Costa del Sol for a short trip
  • The father was reportedly carrying £20,000 in a suitcase that was never found
  • Disappearance allegedly linked to notorious British gangster

Sussex Police have opened a double murder investigation following the disappearance of a British father and son on the Spanish Costa del Sol more than three years ago.

The couple had traveled to Spain for a six-day road trip but have not been heard from since they were last contacted on April 1, 2019, the day after they arrived.

Mirror confirmed yesterday that the disappearances of Daniel Poole, 46, and his son Liam, 22, from Burgess Hill in West Sussex, were being treated as murder cases.

They had stayed at the luxurious Valle Romano Golf & Resort in the coastal town of Estepona, and flew out so Danny could look for a holiday home to buy.

Daniel Poole (left) and his son Liam Poole have been missing since they traveled to Spain together in 2019.

The Couple Had Checked Into The Valle Romano Hotel, Pictured, Before They Disappeared.

The couple had checked into the Valle Romano Hotel, pictured, before they disappeared.

Daniel, a father of three who owns a garage, checked into the hotel with his son and they were last seen in an internet cafe.

Their passports and clothes were left in their room and the gray Peugeot 308 car they had rented was not returned, prompting an international search by British and Spanish police.

Daniel Poole (Left) And His Son Liam (Right) From Burgess Hill, Sussex, Have Been Missing Since April 1.  The Couple Were Staying At Valle Romano Golf & Resort In The Coastal Town Of Estepona In Spain.

Daniel Poole (left) and his son Liam (right) from Burgess Hill, Sussex, have been missing since April 1. The couple were staying at Valle Romano Golf & Resort in the coastal town of Estepona in Spain.

He was reportedly carrying £20,000 cash in a suitcase, which was never recovered, and the Mirror said the couple had links to illegal drug gangs.

On hearing the news of the murder inquest, Daniel’s daughter and Liam’s sister, Lauryn Poole, 23, told the Mirror: “There was hope, but now it’s gone.” It’s brought a whole new level of pain, and I’ve really struggled to accept it.’

Liam’s mother and Daniel’s ex-wife, Lisa Berwick, 46, added: “I knew from the beginning, but it still hurts to hear it.”

Following the disappearances of father and son in 2019, British detectives said they believed they were unplanned, adding that the couple “could have been harmed”.

His disappearance has previously been linked to notorious criminal Kevin Parle, one of Britain’s most wanted men.

in a episode of his BBC podcast Manhunt: Upon finding Kevin Parle, investigator Peter Bleksley made an alleged link between the gangster and the missing couple.

“There is a clear link between the criminal network that has been harboring and financing him (Kevin Parle) and the disappearance of Danny and Liam Poole.

“It is worthy of further investigation – the police must take this very seriously,” he told the Mirror in 2019.

He added that an informant within the gang had said that Parle was behind the disappearance of the father and son, saying: “The source said they were not implicating Parle directly, but told me that ‘the father and son from Burgess Hill they will not be seen again.”

“I later met my source face to face and talked about Danny and Liam. The source told me that the criminal network surrounding Kevin Parle was responsible for his disappearance.

I’ve also identified a number of people in Parle’s network, some of whom have residential and business addresses on the South Coast and Sussex, not far from where Danny and Liam lived. Everything indicates that these two cases are linked.

Anyone with any information can contact CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.

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Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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