A total of 17 athletes and delegates have been reported missing since the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, police have said. The number included 13 competitors and four others who were part of the individual teams.
Ghana’s Commonwealth Team and delegates have not been fully accounted. It is reported that some of the athletes and delegates never made it to the airport when the games completed.
UK border forces says of the 17 missing people, nine have been found while eight remain unaccounted for. Of the missing eight, two are said to be Pakistani boxers aged 22 and 25, named in media reports as Suleman Baloch and Nazeer Ullah Khan.
Five others are from the Sri Lankan squad and one is a delegate from Ghana. Police said a dozen members of the Sri Lankan team went missing, of which seven have now been found.
A competitor from Botswana and an athlete from Cameroon also went missing but both have also been found. Police are working with immigration officials to ensure the welfare and safety of all those who have been located, birminghammail.co.uk reported.
A border force spokesperson said, “We’re making enquiries alongside immigration officials to ensure they are safe and well.”