Police combing woodland to find Doncaster man last seen 9 days ago
Written by Rother Radio News on 19/11/2020
Police are desperately searching for a missing man who was last seen nine days ago heading out of Doncaster.
25-year-old Kyle Binns was last seen walking past the Shell garage on Bawtry Road in Bessacarr at 8.44am on Tuesday, November 10.
He has not been seen since and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
CCTV images show Kyle wearing dark clothing – a black jacket, black jeans, white trainers and a dark cap.
He is not believed to have taken any spare clothing with him and South Yorkshire Police do not believe he has access to transport or money.
Officers say his disappearance is highly out of character and searches are being undertaken in woodland close to where he was last seen.
Chief Inspector Lee Carlson, who is overseeing the search for Kyle, said: “It is now nine days since Kyle was last seen on CCTV walking away from Doncaster town centre.
“Extensive enquiries have been undertaken by officers to try and understand where Kyle might have headed.
“This has included an extensive trawl of other CCTV in the area to determine if he can be seen, house-to-house enquiries and public appeals for information.
“Kyle’s disappearance is highly out of character, so understandably his family are very concerned and want to know where he is.
“We have received a few reported sightings of Kyle, including possible sightings on public transport – these have been investigated and unfortunately were not Kyle.
“Given our concerns for Kyle’s welfare, we have also carried out specialist enquiries to locate his mobile phone.
“This suggests that Kyle’s phone was in the area where he was last seen on Tuesday 10 November, but it appears the phone was then turned off or the battery died.
“There is a lot of open space close to Bawtry Road and the town centre, it is also possible Kyle may have walked a considerable distance to another part of Doncaster.
“We have officers searching woodland for any sign of Kyle but with the nights setting in earlier, this will be ongoing over the coming days.”
Appeals are now being issued for those living in Doncaster to check if he could be seeking shelter somewhere close to them.
Police have also asked those walking dogs in woodland to keep in mind that he is still missing and could be seeking shelter somewhere outdoors.
Chief Inspector Carlson added:“As the weather gets colder and wetter, my appeal is to anyone who lives in Doncaster to consider whether Kyle could be seeking shelter somewhere close to you.
“Do you have a large garden with a shed where he might be hiding?
“I’d also ask anyone who partakes in walking, whether that’s with your dog or for your daily exercise, to be mindful that Kyle is still missing and could be trying to shelter outdoors somewhere.
“If you have CCTV cameras at your home or business that you don’t think our officers have checked yet, please get in touch with us.
“We’re also keen to hear from any motorists who were travelling along Bawtry Road or in the surrounding area on the morning of 10 November, who may hold dash cam footage.
“We appreciate the support we’ve received from the Doncaster community so far and would ask that anyone who has information that could help us locate him contacts us as soon as possible.”
If you have any information that could help police you are asked to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 343 of November 11.