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Police search for missing Rotherham 12-year-old

Joshua Oxley last seen near the M1 J35 in his school uniform Credit: South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police are searching for missing 12-year-old Rotherham schoolboy Joshua Oxley.

Joshua was last seen around 4:30pm yesterday near to the roundabout over junction 35 of the M1 at Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham.

He is around 4ft 6" tall, slim and has short, light brown coloured hair. He was wearing his Winterhill School uniform of black trousers, white short-sleeve shirt, black shoes and a black jumper with the school badge on the chest.

“Joshua is a young boy who has now been missing for over seven hours and we along with his family are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

“We do not believe Joshua has a phone or access to any money and will still be wearing his school uniform.

“Since Joshua was reported missing we have had a number of specialist resources looking for him and we are now appealing for anyone who may recognise Joshua from his picture, and have seen him since yesterday afternoon, to contact police.”

– Inspector Abdul Aziz Rotherham District Police

Police release CCTV of missing mum and son

Police searching for woman from Leeds who has gone missing with her nine-year-old son have released CCTV images of the pair.

Joanne Binns, 42, from Swarcliffe, was last seen at about 3.15pm on Monday, September 14, when she got a taxi to the Hyde Park area of Leeds.

Officers have now released CCTV images of Joanne and her son at a cashpoint at the Co-op store in Seacroft on the day she went missing.

CCTV image of Joanne Binns who was last seen on September 14 Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Nine year old who has gone missing with his mother Joanne Binns Credit: West Yorkshire Police

"We have been making extensive enquiries to trace Joanne and her son who have been missing for over a week now and we remain very concerned for their welfare and urgently need to establish their whereabouts to check that they are okay.

"We hope these new CCTV images will give people the most up to date picture of what they look like.

"We would urge anyone who has seen them or who knows where they might be to contact us immediately."

– Det. Insp. Mark Strother, Leeds District CID

She is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, with short brown hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Special Operations Room at Elland Road via 101 quoting log number 762 of September 15.


Growing concern for missing Skipton man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for missing Skipton man Michael Watson.

Michael Watson has not been seen since last Monday Credit: North Yorkshire Police

41-year-old Mr Watson has not been seen since 3pm on Monday, September 7th when he left his work at the local Mercedes-Benz garage.

It is believed he may be in the Gargrave area. He drives a black Mercedes-Benz C-Class car, registration number YG63 KSJ, which has also been spotted in the Kirby Lonsdale area of Cumbria.

Mr Watson is described as 5ft 11in tall, medium build and has green eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing his work clothes comprising black trousers and a black polo shirt with the Mercedes-Benz logo on it.

If anyone has spotted a man matching his description or his black Mercedes C class car, please contact North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency. Dial 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12150158805.

Search for missing pensioner with dementia

Michael Gallon who may be confused and disorientated Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are concerned about an 84-year-old man with dementia who is missing from his home in Leeds.

Michael Gallon, who lives in the Headingley area of the city, was last seen in Shire Oak Road, Headingley, between 2pm and 2.30pm yesterday.

He is 5ft tall, a medium build, and has balding hair. He was wearing a light grey shirt, dark grey or blue jacket and grey trousers. He also wears glasses.

"We are concerned for Mr Gallon's welfare and would urge anyone who has seen him to please make contact as a matter of urgency. He has dementia and may be confused and disorientated and it is vital that we locate him and ensure that he is safe and well.

"Anyone with information which could help our ongoing enquiries is asked to call Leeds District CID via 101."

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson Leeds District CID

Police appeal over missing Dewsbury man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 47-year-old man who has been reported missing.

Missing Ginthras Streckas Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Ginthras Streckas, who is believed to be originally from Lithuania and not speak English as his first language, was last seen at 6.30am on Monday, September 7, at Dewsbury hospital, where he was receiving treatment for a medical condition.

Mr Streckas is described as 5"10 tall, of slim build with short black greying hair, and was last seen wearing a long sleeve grey sweatshirt and dark coloured trousers.

"We are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Streckas as he has not been seen since yesterday morning.

"Ginthras was receieving treatment at the time he was reported missing and we concerned for his welfare.

"I would appeal to anyone who has seen or heard from Ginthras, or who knows where he is presently to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing."

– PC Sally Brook, Kirklees District Safeguarding Team


Police search for missing pensioner

Have you seen Shirley? Credit: Humberside Police

Police say they are very concerned about a 72-year-old woman who disappeared from her home in Hornsea yesterday afternoon.

Shirley Sowden was last seen in Rolston Road at 4pm yesterday when she left the house telling her son she had an errand to run. She was driving a blue/purple Nissan Micra, registration Y407 JNW.

She is 5ft 6ins tall, medium build, with grey hair and spectacles. When last seen she was wearing a pale green jacket or sweatshirt.

"There is concern for Mrs Sowden as her disappearance and subsequent lack of contact with family or friends is regarded as highly unusual and out of character. She has been ill in recent days and there is a possibility she may have become poorly while out and may now be incapacitated somewhere and in need of assistance. She has also previously suffered from depression for which she has taken medication."

– Humberside Police

Police patrols have been searching the area in and around Hornsea for several hours.

Anyone who knows where she is or who thinks they may have seen her or her vehicle since 4pm yesterday, is asked to contact Humberside Police on telephone 101 immediately referring to log 421 of September 3 2015.

Police appeal for missing Sheffield man

Police in Sheffield are asking for your help locating missing 32-year-old Robert Brown.

Missing Robert Brown Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Robert was last seen at around 10am this morning at his home in Lowedges Road, Sheffield.

Robert is described as being around 5ft 6ins tall, with brown shaven hair. He has a tattoo on his upper left arm which says something similar to ‘only the strong survive’.

He is known to have links to Derbyshire.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for Robert’s welfare and urge anyone who sees him to get in touch.

Police appeal to find missing man with learning difficulties

Have you seen Paul? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 36-year-old missing man from Doncaster who has learning difficulties.

Paul Craft, who is deaf and mute, was last seen leaving his home in Chequer Avenue yesterday. He's 6 ft tall and a medium build, with short dark blonde hair and wears glasses and has hearing aids in both ears.

He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, blue jeans, a blue top and white trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.

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