Martin Allen and his brothers grew up in Hornsey, and later moved to Kensington after their father gained employment as a chauffeur with the Australian High Commission. 15 year old Martin was last seen at Kings Cross underground station on 5th November 1979. He was going to spend the evening with his elder brother and his wife in Holloway, Islington.
Anton Gill wrote ‘Martin Allen is Missing – what happened?’ in 1984. The book is a comprehensive study of the case from the point of view of the family, the police and others involved.