Walthamstow

Urgent search for Walthamstow man’s long-lost brothers

Peter has lived in Laos for years but hopes to find his family again after becoming ill

(Credit: Gary Beattie)

Friends of a Walthamstow man living in Laos are urgently searching for his long-lost brothers after he became seriously ill.

Savidis Kyriacos Savva, known as Peter, is a 54-year-old who moved from Walthamstow to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, more than six years ago.

However, his health deteriorated dramatically during the Covid lockdown and he is now hoping to find his two brothers before he returns to the UK later this month.

Peter believes his two younger brothers – Andreas and Chris Savva, both born in the 1970s – might still live in Walthamstow.


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William Thompson, one of a group of ex-pats helping Peter, told the Echo: “His brothers’ contact details are presently unknown but we think it very likely that at least one of them is still in Walthamstow.

“We desperately need to trace them because of his present situation so, if you think you know one of the brothers, please tell them about this. Anyone who remembers Peter from his days in the area, please pass on any memories.

“Peter is likely to return to the UK in the next week or two and any details or contacts that might help him find a familiar face – or place – will help enormously.”

If you think you can help and want to be put in touch with those helping Peter, please email [email protected]


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