Police issue renewed appeal to find man missing for almost a month

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Officers in Barnsley are continuing to ask for your help to find 55-year-old Richard Dyson, as concerns for his welfare grow.

Richard, who has links to the Elsecar and Hoyland areas of Barnsley, was reported missing on Monday, November 25 by his daughter, who was worried that she had not seen or heard from him since Friday, November 15 at 6pm in the Aston area of Rotherham.

As enquiries continue to find Richard, police now believe he was last seen on Sunday, November 17 at about 11pm, walking towards the A6135 Sheffield Road, Hoyland, near to Parkside Farm.

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Police search continues for missing Barnsley man
Richard Dyson, from Barnsley, has been reported missing.Richard Dyson, from Barnsley, has been reported missing.
Richard Dyson, from Barnsley, has been reported missing.

Barnsley T/Superintendent Mark James, leading the search, said: “It is incredibly out of character for Richard not to contact his daughter who he sees every week, and due to the length of time he has now been missing for our concerns for his welfare are growing.

“We have a team of officers working to find Richard and they will be in the Elsecar and Hoyland areas this afternoon and into the evening carrying out enquiries. Please speak to them if you have any information. I’d also ask anyone who has seen or spoken to Richard in recent weeks to contact us on one of the methods below.

“My appeal today is also directly to Richard – please contact us if you see this. You can get in touch with us in confidence, speak to an officer at a police station or call 101. We need to ensure that you are ok and also put your family’s mind at ease.”

Richard is about 5ft 10ins - 6ft tall and of a slim build. He has short grey hair and is believed to be wearing a navy dark blue waterproof Kappa jacket with white stitching detail.

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Have you seen Richard? If you know where he is, or have any information you can call police on 101 quoting incident number 459 of November 25 2019.

You can also provide information online via the Major Incident Public Portal, either anonymously or with your contact details, here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19B02-PO1.