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Search for missing York man continues

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11:43am 5th March 2014

Police in York are continuing their efforts to locate a man missing in the city.

Ben Clarkson, 22, was last seen at 3.40am on Sunday 2 March 2014, in Layerthorpe, close to the junction of James Street.

When Ben was last seen he was wearing dark skinny jeans, a grey t-shirt with an Eiifel Tower logo on the front and dark pumps with white trim and white toe caps.

As well as searches by police officers and Police Community Support Officers of the Ben’s route home from Stonebow to Heworth Green, the regional underwater search team and a specially trained scent dog have been brought in to assist the investigation.

Further searches of the Heworth Green area and the River Foss will continue throughout the day (Wednesday 5 March 2014).

There have been a number of reported sightings of Ben in the city since he was reported missing. However, these have not been confirmed.

Inspector Richard Abbott, who is coordinating the search for Ben, said: “I would like to thank the members of the public who have already helped in the search for Ben and ask people to remain vigilant and report any possible sightings.

“I am also appealing directly to Ben. Please contact us straight away to confirm that you are safe and well. Your family and friends are extremely concerned about you and are desperate to know that you have not come to harm.”

Anyone who can help to locate Ben Clarkson should contact North Yorkshire Police straight away on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12140033950.

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