A BARNSLEY man has been urged to make contact after going missing from a psychiatric hospital.

Police have appealed for the public’s help locating 40-year-old man James Stephenson.

Mr Stephenson was last seen at around 2.30pm on October 9, when he left Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road, Barnsley.

He told staff he intended to go shopping in either Leeds or Huddersfield, but did not return.

Enquiries reveal that Mr Stephenson withdrew some money in the Wakefield area a day later.

Mr Stephenson is known to travel on the rail network and has been known to travel to both London and West Yorkshire.

He is described as being a white man with ginger hair that is closely shaved and is approximately 5ft 8ins tall.

Mr Stephenson was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper with a brown raincoat and blue jeans. He was also wearing a pair of blue ‘Air Max’ trainers.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 763 of October 9.