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Police appeal for missing 14-year-old

Police are appealing for help in locating a 14 year-old boy who has been reported missing.

Bradley Wells has been missing since 11 September

Bradley Wells, who is originally from Barton, was living in Scunthorpe at the time his went missing. He was last seen inScunthorpe at 1pm on Thursday 11 September.

He is described as white; around 5ft 8ins tall, clean shaven with short, curly mousy coloured hair.

Bradley was last seen wearing a grey Adidas track suit with matching zip-up hoody. Bradley is believed to be in the Grimsby area and police are urging him to contact them.

Appeal over missing Mansfield man

Police have appealed for help to trace a man who went missing from Water Meadows in Mansfield yesterday,

Missing Matthew Clarke Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Matthew Clarke, 22, who is from the Ashfield area, went missing just before 3pm yesterday.

He is 6 ft 4 ins tall, and of a heavy build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing black Adidas jogging bottoms, a grey and white polo shirt, a black fleece and white trainers.

Sergeant Richard Cornell said: “Matthew is quite distinctive due to his height. Have you seen him? We are concerned for his safety and need to find him as soon as we can. If you know where he is please call us.”

It is believed Matthew may be intending to travel into Nottingham or London.


Police appeal to trace missing 16-year-old

Missing 16-year-old Tyrone Taylor Credit: West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old from Armley, Leeds, who has not returned home for a week.

The last confirmed sighting of Tyrone Taylor, known as TJ, is at around 10.30pm on Saturday 30 August, walking along Guillemont Road, Morley, in the direction of Armley. Tyrone had spent the evening in the Glen Field Park area.

He is white, with a full head of ginger hair, 6ft tall and of skinny build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue top, navy tracksuit jogging bottoms and plain black trainers.

Have you seen Tyrone Taylor? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"Tyrone has been reported missing previously and has slept rough before returning home; however he has never been missing for this length of time before. We have been conducting extensive enquiries with known friends and associates of Tyrone since he was reported missing but so far have not been able to confirm any further sightings of him since last Saturday. I would appeal to anyone who has seen Tyrone or has information about his current whereabouts to call Leeds District Police on 101. Similarly, I would urge Tyrone himself to either make contact with the police or his family to confirm that he is safe and well."

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson Leeds District Police

Police in York searching for missing pensioner

Police in York are growing increasingly concerned about a woman who has been missing since Thursday.

Irene Walmsley has been missing since Thursday

Irene Walmsley, 87, was last seen approx 1.25pm crossing the road in Strensall near to the Ship Inn towards Boots Pharmacy.

She is described as being white, 5ft 5in to 5ft 6in tall, with a medium to large build and elbow length grey hair. When she was last seen Irene was wearing a beige coat, dark trousers, black shoes and was carrying a black handbag with shoulder strap. She may be using a walking stick.

Officers are concerned for Irene’s welfare as not being in touch with her family is out of character.

They are appealing for anyone who might have seen her to contact them.

Appeal for missing Scunthorpe woman

Police are appealing to the public for help in locating missing Scunthorpe woman Hayley Marsden who has not been seen since Sunday 31 August .

Hayley Marsden has not been seen since Sunday Credit: Humberside Police

Hayley, 41, of Bluebell Close, Scunthorpe was last seen at around 4.30pm on Sunday when she is reported to have left The Tavern public house, Hiigh Street, Scunthorpe. Hayley is described as white, 5 ft 6 ins tall and of medium build with shoulder length blond hair.

When last seen she was wearing purple and red patterned trousers with a denim jacket and black Thoms shoes.

Police and family are becoming increasingly concerned for Haylley’s welfare as her disappearance is out of character and she has not been in touch with family members.

Enquiries to date have suggested that Hayley may have got into a taxi, reported as being a silver coloured Toyota Avensis, close to where she was last seen. Police are keen to trace the dirver of that vehicle as they may have information which could assist with enquiries.

Concern grows for missing Newark cyclist

Police are appealing for help in their search for missing cyclist David Anthony Smith. The 66-year-old was last seen at his home in Newark at about 3pm on September 2nd and is believed to have set off on a bike ride shortly after.

Officers say it is out of character for the keen cyclist to go missing and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Mr Smith is about 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short grey hair and rides a dark coloured mountain bike.

David Anthony Smith Credit: Nottinghamshire police


Missing persons' families a step closer to 'guardian' powers

Families of missing people could be given new powers under Government proposals to take care of the legal and financial affairs of their absent relatives.

Direct debits for mobile phones and utility bills and making mortgage payments are among some of the actions families could take under the status of "guardian of the property and affairs of a missing person".

This would be in addition to the introduction of "certificates of presumed death" which can be applied for by relatives from October 1.

Imagine someone you love going missing. Then imagine watching the life that you hope they will return to fall apart. Missing People regularly hears from distressed families who are unable to step in and look after their missing relative's property and finances while they are missing. In the worst cases, finances are destroyed beyond repair and homes can be lost. This is why Missing People has been campaigning for guardianship to enable families to protect a missing loved one's life in their absence, and we are delighted that the Government has launched a consultation on introducing it.

– Susannah Drury, Missing People charity

The Ministry of Justice is seeking views on whether a system should be created under which a person can be appointed to deal with the property and affairs of a missing person.

The sudden disappearance of a loved one, perhaps without any obvious explanation, is a traumatic event for even the most resilient. The emotional and personal problems caused by absences of several months or even years are all too obvious, but they can be compounded by the practical consequences of the disappearance. We are considering the creation of a status of guardian of the property and affairs of a missing person to help enable these problems to be solved.

– Lord Faulks, Justice Minister

Under the proposals, an appointment as guardian for a missing person would be made by the court after a person has been absent for at least 90 days.

The appointment would be for a period of up to four years with the possibility of extension for a further four, and the guardian would have to account for their actions to a supervisory body.

Police concern for missing Sheffield woman

Police are appealing for a woman missing from her home in Sheffield to make contact with her family.

Sharon Hill, 46, left her home on Spring Close View just after 1pm on Tuesday 19 August and her family has not seen or heard from her since.

Officers say she has not been missing before and her disappearance is out of character. She is white, 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build, with short, plum coloured hair.

She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, a brown cardigan, black jeans and light blue trainers.

Police are urging Sharon to get in touch with her family or police to let them know she is safe and well.

Police appeal over missing pensioner

Police are appealing for help in locating a 75 year-old man who is missing from his home in Hull.

Pensioner John Bull who has not been seen since Monday Credit: Humberside Police

John Bull of Anlaby Road, was reported missing yesterday afternoon but he has not been seen since 5.40pm on Monday.

He is described as 5ft 1 tall with a slim build with grey receding hair and a full grey beard and moustache. He is believed to be wearing a brown tweed jacket with a grey jumper underneath, black trousers and black shoes.

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