Police issue new photograph of man who vanished after visiting house in Sheffield

Leam Burfield
Leam Burfield
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Police searching for a missing man last seen at a house in Sheffield say they are ‘growing increasingly concerned’ for his welfare.

Leam Burfield, a former Sheffield Hallam University student, has not been seen since around 11am last Wednesday, when he left a house in Hunters Bar, where he had been visiting a friend.

The 23-year-old, from Blackburn in Lancashire, is described by police as ‘vulnerable’.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said ‘extensive enquiries’ had been carried out to locate him but to no avail.

The force had initially thought that Mr Burfield was trying to make his way back home but he has not been seen now for nearly a week.

A new photograph has been issued in the hope that somebody may have spotted him and can help officers track him down.

Detective Inspector Ian Fidler, who is leading the search for the animation and visual effects graduate, said: “We are very concerned about Leam’s welfare and would urge him, or anyone who has seen him, to please call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

“His family and friends are desperate to know if he is safe and well.

“I would like to ask members of the public to have a close look at this new photograph of Leam, which we are releasing, and think about whether they have seen him since last Wednesday.”

Mr Burfield is white, around 5ft 11ins tall and of a medium build, with broad shoulders.

He has short cropped dark hair and dark brown facial hair, which is likely to have grown into a full beard.

When he was last seen, Mr Burfield was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, a red shirt, a black jumper and dark-coloured denim jeans

He was also carrying a small to medium-sized black rucksack.

Anyone who knows of Mr Burfield’s whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 970 of March 26, 2014.