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Police Step Up Search For Missing Barnsley Man

Tuesday May 8 2012


Misper - Ben Hey Misper - Ben Hey


POLICE have stepped up their search for a missing local man and say his family are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Ben Hey, 25,  from Monk Bretton was last seen at 3.30pm on Friday, 4 May in Leeds City Centre, outside the Dry Dock pub.

Friends and family have rallied around the search, putting up scores of posters and launching a Facebook campaign that has attracted almost 15,000 people so far.

There has been a possible sighting of Ben  in the Headingley area of Leeds which police are now following up on and many friends have been leafleting the area.

A police spokesman said: "Ben’s family have still not heard from him and are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare."

Ben is described as approximately 6ft 4ins tall, of a stocky build and has shaven hair. He was last seen wearing a black bomber jacket with a yellow motif on the arm, blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with information or who may have seen Ben is asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting Missing persons ref is BX /249/20

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Reply Posted by Katie Dawson on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:39
hope your found safe and well ben :( x

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Jess Griggs0 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 15:53
This is horrible. Both my husband and I have worked with Ben. I hope he's found safe.

Reply Posted by Megan-hodson on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 16:10
Return home safe benji. having worked for you and remembering the laughs im worried sick. Contact someone please :( x x

Reply Posted by Joanne "partymad" Padgett on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 16:43
HOPE UR HOME SOON BEN xx

Reply Posted by Dianewood1958 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 16:55
i was bens boss at index, hope hes found safe and well.  contact someone ben if you can

Reply Posted by Donnaladlow on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 16:57
hope ben is found safe and well, top bloke,worked with ben my mum was is boss,had some good laughs,xx

Reply Posted by Rjow21 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 17:40
Hope ben is safe and comes home went t school with him xxxx

Reply Posted by Kazb19 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 18:46
i dont know you..but hoping you are ok..xx

Reply Posted by Louisearmstrong18 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 19:44
Thinking about bens family at this time hope ben is home soon. x

Reply Posted by Kirkle 1987 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 20:24
Come home benji... thinking of your family... everyone's missing u!!!!! Xx

Reply Posted by S Hey (aunt) on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 20:50
Talk to someone Ben. Everybody just wants to help and to know that you are safe.
People care about you. Everyone has only good comments!
                     Sheila & Ian

Reply Posted by Princesstevie2011 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 20:52
hope you home safe n well soon ben . didnt know you but i know how worried your family must be . contact someone if u can . my thoughts and prayers are with your family . xx

Reply Posted by J-glover on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 21:28
Ben hope your safe and well lv xx

Reply Posted by Nickylee30 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 21:48
hope you are safe and well i dont know you but please let your family know your ok... come home saftley..prayers are with all your family and friends...

Reply Posted by Kerriesexione12 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 21:52
Hope where ever you are mate ya see this please call home ASAP to let people know where ya are we are all worried about you Ben please mate do the right thing xxx

Reply Posted by Recycledjunkie on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 22:54
https://ftf-254.yousendit.com/download/1/C359EBD67D88D769/ad89277a87c517fd1efd4f5d8b10a965e57f7177/ben%20poster.pdf?download_id=3658023323&user_locale=en&rcpt=joshua@wearedeviate.co.uk&id=1325365969&ufid=C359EBD67D88D769&file=ben%20poster.pdf

Use this link to print off a poster pop it everywhere/anywhere you can.

Reply Posted by Leecassidy25 on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 23:53
hope hes found safe and well ,,,with all other trageddies we had in barnsley  hopefully an happy ending x

Reply Posted by Gemmawood1986 on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 07:10
Really hope ur ok Ben come home safe soon much luv xxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Jjules300 on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 11:36
Hope they find ben hey safe and sound :o) xxx

Reply Posted by Gemma Murphy on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 14:53
Ben please come home, everyones worried sick. LOADS of people care for you more than you probably thought did, hope you come home soon xx

Reply Posted by Lisa Hey on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 16:57
Amount of amazing comments show how many people care if you are safe Ben! Hope someone sees this that knows where you are and lets us know. x x

Reply Posted by Lisa Hey on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 18:11
Join the "find ben hey" group on face book guys to raise the profile. 16 thousand members and counting now!

Reply Posted by Nats-bailey on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 19:09
Hope you find ben and bring him home safe:')

Reply Posted by Gilly Luvmygirls Gibbons on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 19:14
hope he's ok have friends in leeds/ bradford area so asked them to share the link :) x
 

Reply Posted by Lv84 on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 19:54
hope ur safe and well, ur family need and love u.x

Reply Posted by Gsgg on Wednesday May 9 2012 at 20:02
My thoughts are with Ben's family who must be out of their minds with worry. I'm hoping Ben is home with them soon safe and sound.

Reply Posted by wendy winfield on Thursday May 10 2012 at 08:48
hope you are safe and well ben.xx

Reply Posted by Susie (cousin) on Thursday May 10 2012 at 10:08
Ben, you have thousands of people concerned about you and numbers growing by the minute on facebook! Please get in touch with your friends and family to let them know you are ok xx

Reply Posted by Sonjarose on Thursday May 10 2012 at 12:52
Ben dont think you will  remember me, you where knee high last timei  saw you. We lived next door to your gran and grandad. Hope your found safe and well. Alot of people think the world of you reading this. 

Reply Posted by Lisa Hey on Sunday May 13 2012 at 11:49
BEN IS HOME!!

Thank you so much for everyones thoughts and support. It has made the last week much easier for Bens family and friends x x

Latest news report below
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18049675

Reply Posted by Gsgg on Sunday May 13 2012 at 21:05
It is good to hear that Ben is home safe.