CONCERN is mounting for a father who was reported missing by his Rotherham daughter a month ago.
Richard Dyson (55), of Hoyland, was reported missing by his daughter on Monday, November 25.
Officers received a call from the Aston-based woman after she who became worried that she had not heard from her dad since November 15.
Searches were carried out yesterday (Wednesday) in Barnsley as part of the police's ongoing search.
"As enquiries continue to find Richard, we now believe he was last seen on Sunday, November 17 at about 11pm, walking towards the A6135 Sheffield Road, Hoyland, near to Parkside Cottage," said a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police.
Superintendent Mark James, who is leading the search, said: “It is incredibly out of character for Richard not to contact his daughter who he sees every week, and due to the length of time he has now been missing for our concerns for his welfare are growing.
“We have a team of officers working to find Richard and have been carrying out searches in the Elsecar and Hoyland areas, where he has links to.
"Please speak to them if you have any information. I’d also ask anyone who has seen or spoken to Richard in recent weeks to contact us."
Richard is described as being about 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall and of slim build. He has short, grey hair and is believed to be wearing a navy or dark blue waterproof Kappa jacket with white stitching detail.
If you know where Richard might be, call 101 quoting incident number 459 of November 25. Or submit information online via the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP) anonymously or with your contact details, via: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY19B02-PO1