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Family of missing 19-year-old say they are 'desperate for news'

James was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells, at around midnight on Monday. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police are still searching for missing 19-year-old James Corfield, from Montgomery, who went missing at the Royal Welsh Show.

James was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells, at around midnight on Monday.

His family say they are beside themselves and are "desperate for news."

He was in Builth Wells for the Royal Welsh Show and was camping with friends. We are desperate as a family for any small piece of information that anyone may have regarding his whereabouts.

We are beside ourselves as a family and are desperate for news. We are incredibly grateful for the volunteers who are helping to search for him.

We are asking people to look at James' pictures and try to remember where they have seen him. He was last seen wearing a royal blue Abercrombie polo shirt with a white logo, dark blue jeans and light brown deck shoes.

We love you James, please come back safe.

– Gill Corfield, James’ aunt
From L-R: John Davies RWS Chair, Superintendent Huw Meredith, James's aunt, Gill Corfield and James's uncle, David Corfield Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The police have thanked the public for their help and have asked locals to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings for signs of James.

James was reported missing yesterday afternoon after he didn’t turn up to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show. We know that James was last seen at around midnight on Monday the 24th of July, at the White Horse public house.

We have now been searching for James for over 24 hours and are growing increasingly concerned.

I would like to reassure the public that Police Officers are following all possible lines of enquiry and are being assisted by specialist search teams around Builth Wells, today.

Updates on the investigation will be released on official police accounts.

– Superintendent Huw Meredith, Dyfed Powys Police

19-year-old goes missing at Royal Welsh Show

19-year-old James Corfield was last seen at the White Horse pub. Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police

Concern is growing for missing 19-year-old James Corfield.

The teenager from Montgomery was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells at around midnight on Monday.

He was reported missing just before 2pm on Tuesday, July 25 after failing to meet friends at the Royal Welsh Show where he had been camping.

He is described as being 6ft 2, of slim build with short brown hair and was last seen wearing a blue Abercrombie and Fitch t-shirt and jeans.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they wanted to thank the public for their offers of support and have asked locals to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings for signs of James.

Officers are now following all possible lines of enquiry and are being assisted by specialist search teams at a number of locations around Builth Wells.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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