Man missing after going walking around Dartmoor

Fears are growing for a man who went missing after going walking around Dartmoor two weeks ago.

Police have issued an urgent appeal to find 35-year-old Joel Griffiths - once hailed a hero by police after rushing to the aid of a racial assault victim - who hasn't been seen since April 19.

Joel, from Plymouth, and also known by the stage name J Reaper, had planned to go walking around the Burrator and Sheepstor area of Dartmoor.

Joel disappeared on April 19 Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

It's thought he had been planning to camp without a tent.

Local units, alongside dog units, a police helicopter and Dartmoor Search and Rescue teams, have been carrying out extensive searches of the area.

Joel is described as:

  • approximately 6'0 tall
  • short dark hair
  • walks with a distinctive limp
  • it is not known what he is wearing at this time, but he habitually likes to wear Beanie hats.