Police renew appeal to find missing Barnsley man ahead of his birthday
South Yorkshire Police have issued a renewed appeal for a missing Barnsley man ahead of his birthday tomorrow (December 24).
Richard Dyson, who turns 56 on Christmas Eve, was reported missing on November 25, after failing to visit his daughter the previous day.
His daughter had not seen or heard from him since November 15 in the Aston area of Rotherham.
Officers believe Richard was last seen on November 17 at about 11pm, walking towards the A6135 Sheffield Road in Hoyland, close to Parkside Cottage.
In a statement, the police said it would be “incredibly out of character” for Richard not to contact or spend time with his daughter especially when Christmas is only two days away.
Detective Inspector Neil Coop from Barnsley CID said: “Tomorrow will be Richard’s birthday and the day after is Christmas – occasions when many of us are with our families and loved ones.
“Richard’s daughter is understandably distraught as it has now been over a month since she last saw her dad, which must be especially difficult at this time of year knowing his birthday and Christmas are upon us.
“I’d like to issue a personal appeal to Richard. Please get in touch with your daughter, let her know that you’re safe for Christmas.
“All any of us want to know is that you’re alright – please make contact with someone and let us know where you are.”
DI Coop said: “We continue to progress any and all lines of enquiry as they come in. Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to confirm any further sightings of Richard but we are very grateful to everyone who has taken the time to submit information and contact police.
“Richard’s daughter really misses him, so I’d ask anyone yet to come forward with information to consider the impact of not doing so on his family.
“No matter how small you might feel your information is, it might be the little piece we need to locate Richard and bring him home.”
If you hold information, you can submit it online via the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) here.
Those with information are also urged to call 101 quoting incident number 459 of 25 November 2019.