Mother of missing Ben Clarkson describes grief for the "loveliest, gentlest person you could ever meet"

The mother of a missing man from York has described the pain she has felt, constantly looking for him, since he disappeared on 2nd March.

Lynda Clarkson, whose son Ben went missing after a night out with friends, said she had spent the last 15 days walking around the city trying to find any trace of him. She said her son was the "loveliest, gentlest person you could meet".

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Mother describes pain of search for missing Ben Clarkson

The mother of Ben Clarkson spoke of her grief for the first time on the day an urgent summit was called over the dangers of rivers in York, partly prompted by Ben's disappearance and the death of Megan Roberts, 19, whose body was found in the Ouse.