A FRESH appeal has been put out by police to try and help find a Barnsley man who has been missing for nearly two months. 

Richard Dyson, of Hoyland, was reported missing on Monday, November 25 by his daughter, who was worried she hadn’t seen or heard from her father since Friday, November 15.

Despite weeks of enquiries and extensive searches, officers still believe the last known sighting of 55-year-old Richard was on Sunday, November 17 at around 11pm, where he was seen walking towards the A6135 Sheffield Road in Hoyland, close to Parkside Cottage.


Detective Constable Nasheen Oya 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.

“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. His disappearance remains a focus for our officers and we want to issue a fresh appeal to the public to come forward if they believe they know anything about Richard’s disappearance.

“It has been two months since the last believed sighting of Richard in Hoyland, 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.

“I’d urge anyone who may hold information about Richard, or if you know someone who knows something about Richard going missing, to get in touch.

“You can contact Crimestoppers in confidence and submit information via their website crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

“Please, if you do hold information that could help, consider the impact this is having on Richard’s daughter and tell us what you know.”

As well as contacting Crimestoppers, people can also call 101 quoting incident number 459 of 25 November 2019.