A well-known journalism trainer and former daily editor is set to miss out on a family trip this weekend after losing his passport while working in Dublin.
Newspaper consultant Peter Sands, left, lost the passport between Dublin airport and the city centre and made an appeal in the Irish Independent to find it, offering a reward for its return.
He told the title that he was due to go on a family trip on Saturday but would be unable to without locating his passport.
While in Dublin, Peter, who runs Sands Media Services Ltd, went to the offices of the Irish Independent for a meeting about Independent News and Media’s editorial graduate training programme, which starts in July.
He told the Independent that finding the passport was “a long shot” but he was “desperate”.
Tweeting about the incident, Peter wrote: “British passport lost in Dublin on Friday. Probably in back of airport taxi. Need it for flight this week.”
Peter, who previously edited the Northern Echo, has applied for an emergency passport but the Home Office have told him it will take seven days to receive one, so it will not arrive in time for Saturday.
He had contacted the taxi firm which took him back to the airport, who say they have not found the passport and the office where his meeting was held has also been searched.