'Urgent' search launched to find missing man last seen in Barnsley

Have you seen Derek Atkinson?Have you seen Derek Atkinson?
Have you seen Derek Atkinson?
An ‘urgent’ search has been launched to find a missing man last seen in Barnsley yesterday afternoon.

South Yorkshire Police (SYP) said they need the public’s urgent help to find Derek Atkinson, who is missing from Barnsley.

A SYP spokesman said: “Derek, 72, was last seen at 2.40pm on Saturday, November 16 leaving Grange Lane, heading in the general direction Pontefract Road, Cundy Cross.

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“He hasn’t been seen since and officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. Derek is about 5ft 6ins tall, a slim build and thought to be wearing a rain jacket which is light blue/grey on the top half and dark blue/grey on the bottom half, light grey smart trousers and black shoes.

“Police are out in the local area looking for Derek and are asking anyone who has seen him to contact them straight away.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 688 of November 16, 2019.