South Yorkshire Police describe disappearance of missing dad as 'incredibly concerning'

The disappearance of a dad has been described as ‘incredibly concerning’ by South Yorkshire Police.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:09 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 2:06 pm

Richard Dyson, agd 55, was reported missing on Monday, November 25 by his daughter, who was worried that she had not seen or heard from him for 10 days.

Despite weeks of enquiries and extensive searches, the last known sighting of Richard was on Sunday, November 17 at about 11pm, when he was seen walking towards the A6135 Sheffield Road in Hoyland.

Detective Constable Nasheen Oya, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We issued a direct appeal to Richard shortly before Christmas and his birthday, as these were important occasions that would normally have involved him spending time with his daughter.

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Richard Dyson has been missing for two months

“Sadly, Richard never got in touch with anyone and he didn’t return home.

"Understandably, his daughter views this lack of contact as incredibly concerning – as do we.

“It is very out of character for Richard to cease contact altogether with his daughter, who he has regularly either spoken to on the telephone or visited.”

The detective added: “Today marks two months since the last believed sighting of Richard, which is a considerable amount of time for him to have been away from home.

“Our officers continue to examine the circumstances surrounding Richard going missing and to date, have not been able to find any reason why Richard would want to leave Hoyland, leave his daughter and cease contact.”

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 459 of November 25.