Missing man's daughter renews appeal one year on from his disappearance

Missing man's daughter renews appeal one year on from his disappearance

By Chloe West | 17/11/2020

Missing man's daughter renews appeal one year on from his disappearance
Have you seen missing man Richard Dyson?

THE Rotherham daughter of a missing man has issued a desperate appeal to find her dad - exactly one year since he was last seen.

Bethany Dainty said the last year had been the toughest of her life following the disappearance of her father, Richard Dyson (56).

The 20-year-old last saw her dad on November 15 last year, when he dropped her off in Aston.

The pair had a very close relationship, and after he missed their next arranged meeting, she reported him missing on November 25, 2019.

An investigation was launched and enquiries established Mr Dyson was last seen on November 17 at about 11pm, walking along the A6135 Sheffield Road in Hoyland, near to Parkside Farm.

Ms Dainty said: "The last 12 months have been the toughest of my life.

"Waking up every day not knowing what has happened to dad is like a bad dream that I can’t get away from. All I want to know is what happened.

"I am certain somebody, or maybe even more than one person, knows something that will help. I ask you directly, and from the bottom of my heart, please, please get in touch and tell somebody what you know.

"I don’t deserve to live like this, I just need some answers."

The officer in charge of the investigation, Det Insp Neil Coop, said over the last year, his team had trawled CCTV footage, conducted house-to-house enquiries, forensically examined Mr Dyson’s cars and carried out extensive telecoms work.

He added: "This is still very much an active investigation and we are all focused on getting Bethany the answers she deserves.

“Bethany and Richard had a very close relationship and saw each other most Sundays. Over the last year this young woman has had to mark Richard’s birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas, her own birthday and countless other important dates without her dad.

"I don’t want another Christmas to pass with her not knowing what has happened.”

Mr Dyson, who lived in Barnsley, was also known to had spent time in the Elsecar and Hoyland areas of Barnsley. 

Det Insp Coop added: "Please look at the photo of Richard and cast your mind back to this time last year. Did you see Richard? Did you have information that may help our investigation?

"It doesn’t matter how minor you think your contribution may be, we really do want to hear from you. What you know could be the key that unlocks this investigation and ultimately helps Bethany."

Mr Dyson is described as about 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall and of a slim build and with short, grey hair.

If you know where he is or have any information, call 101 quoting incident number 459 of November 25, 2019.

Ms Dainty added that if anyone didn't want to speak to the police directly, they could contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online, crimestoppers-uk.org.


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