Police appeal for missing man

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Police are searching for a 40-year-old man from Barnsley who may be in West Yorkshire.

Ten days after James Stephenson was reported missing, officers are re-appealing for information that may lead to his whereabouts.

Despite extensive enquiries across the country, Mr Stephenson is yet to be found. It is believed that Mr Stephenson may now be West Yorkshire - possibly in the Dewsbury or Batley areas.

Mr Stephenson was last seen at around 10.15am on Tuesday 18 March, when he left the Cambian Oaks Hospital in Sheffield Road, Barnsley.

He told staff he intended to go shopping to the Huddersfield area, but never returned.

Officers are keen to locate Mr Stephenson to ensure he is safe and well.

Mr Stephenson is described as having ginger coloured hair and is approximately 5ft 8ins tall. When last seen, he was wearing a dark overcoat with a grey hooded top underneath and jeans.

Anyone with any information on Mr Stephenson’s whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 589 of 18 March 2014.