Concern growing for missing Dearne Valley man Brian Tomlinson (80)

By Chloe West | 19/08/2019

Concern growing for missing Dearne Valley man Brian Tomlinson (80)
Have you seen missing man Brian Tomlinson?

A DEDICATED team of officers are continuing to search for a Dearne Valley man who was last seen leaving his home three days ago and could be in a "confused state".

Brian Tomlinson (80) was last seen in Hemingfield Road, Hemingfield, near Wombwell at around 1.30pm on Friday (16).

He may have also visited Locke Park and Barnsley town centre but could be trying to make his way back to his home address.

Brian (pictured below leaving his home from nearby CCTV), is described as around 5ft 8ins tall, with a slim build and grey hair and has a distinct stooped walk. 

Superintendent Colin McFarlane is appealing for help in trying to track down Brian.

“We are growing increasingly concerned for Brian’s safety and so are his family," Supt McFarlane said. "It is extremely important that we find him as soon as possible. 

“We believe he is on foot, so could have travelled anywhere in the town since Sunday night. He may also be in a confused state.

“I would like to ask people to keep an eye out for him and report any sightings to us."

Over the last 24 hours, a dedicated team of 46 officers have been searching for him, supported by numerous other specialists including volunteers from Mountain Rescue and crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue as well as the police drone and helicopter.  

Police are urging people to stay vigilant and report any potential sightings. They are also asking residents to check their gardens and outbuildings to see if Brian may have taken refuge there as well as checking any CCTV and dashcam footage. 

If you think you have seen him, or if you have any information that may help, call 101 and quoting incident number 717 of August 16. 


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