Family search city for missing South Yorkshire pub manager

missing man Ben Hey
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THE ‘distressed’ family of a Monk Bretton man who has been missing for six days are searching for him where he was last seen.

Pub manager Ben Hey was last seen at around 3.40pm on Friday May 4 outside the Dry Dock pub in Leeds city centre.

He has not returned home or to work at The Igloo in Barnsley town centre, and the 25-year-old’s family and police are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Det Sgt Andy Butters, of Barnsley CID, said: “Ben’s family are very distressed.

“I have spoken to his father Brian and his brother and they are currently in Leeds looking for him.

“They are already putting up posters and trying to locate him.”

Ben met a friend for a drink on Friday. Police believe he had gone to Leeds railway station as he told a friend he was there on the phone. There has been another possible sighting at 1pm on Saturday in Leeds.

Ben’s family have still not heard from or been able to get in touch with him.

Det Sgt Butters said the disappearance was ‘out of character’ and without reason.

He added: “We know Ben has probably travelled by train from Barnsley to Leeds and there has been a possibility he was in the railway station at about 4pm. He may have got a further train.”

Ben is described as being 6ft 4ins tall, of a stocky build and with a bald head.

He was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket with a yellow motif on the arm, blue jeans and white trainers.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting missing persons reference BX /249/20