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The desperate two week search for Kyle Binns that ended in tragedy

Written by on 28/11/2020

It was a search that gripped the attention of an entire town.

A 25-year-old man last seen walking down a busy road in Doncaster with officers and his family becoming more and more worried.

Kyle Binns went missing on November 10 after leaving his house at 8am that morning and despite extensive searches, trawling of CCTV footage and appeals to the public he was nowhere to be found for over two weeks.

That was until South Yorkshire Police issued a devastating update on Friday, November 27, 17 days since he was last seen.

A body had been found in the search for him.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to Kyle after his tragic death.

One person said: “Rest in peace Kyle mate, absolutely devastated. Thoughts with your family.”

Another added: “Not the news we wanted to hear. So sad, condolences to all his family.”

While another said: “This is awful. I was dreading this was going to be the outcome with how long he’s been missing for.

“RIP young man love to his family xx”

Below is everything we know on the search for Kyle Binns that ended in tragedy.

Last sightings of Kyle

This CCTV clip of Kyle was captured at 8.44am on Tuesday, November 10, in Bawtry Road

Kyle was last seen at around 8.25am on Tuesday, November 10 on St Anne’s Road in the Belle Vue area of Doncaster.

He was then captured on CCTV walking past the Shell garage on Bawtry Road in Bessacarr shortly after at 8.44am that morning.

However, further enquiries revealed that Kyle was shown on CCTV footage walking back into the town centre along Bawtry Road shortly after 9am.

Specialist enquiries carried out to locate his mobile phone found that his phone, and police assume Kyle, were in the vicinity of Doncaster town centre at lunchtime on November 10.

It is believed he was in Bennetthorpe, South Parade and Carr House Road (A18) between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday November 10.

Desperate police search

Police used a digital van in the search for missing Kyle Binns
(Image: South Yorkshire Police)

South Yorkshire Police undertook a desperate search to try and locate Kyle.

Local businesses on the road where he was last seen were urged to check CCTV footage and local dog walkers were told to keep an eye out for those matching Kyle’s description.

Officers also undertook and extensive trawl of CCTV footage in Doncaster town centre, where it was thought he could have been

A digital van was also drafted in to go to the areas Kyle was last seen and was known to frequent in the hope that it would jog a memory.

A tragic ending

But despite over two weeks of searching police issued a tragic update on Friday, November 27.

South Yorkshire Police issued on update on its social media pages at 2pm to say that a body had been found in the search for Kyle.

It said: “Officers have sadly discovered a body of a man in Doncaster today (Friday 27 November).

“Although formal identification has not yet taken place, officers believe the body is that of missing 25-year-old Kyle Binns.

“Kyle’s family has been informed and they are receiving support from officers.

“We want to thank everyone who helped share our appeals for information and our thoughts are with Kyle’s family.”

Over 1,000 people shared the post and hundreds of people left comments of condolence for Kyle’s family underneath.

Heartfelt tributes

Hundreds of people have left tributes and messages of condolence to Kyle’s family.

The tragic news has caused an outpouring of grief from the local community on the news of his body being found.

Kyle was described as a “lovely lad” who will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

One tribute read: “Well another life taken so soon, honestly crazy world we live in.

“RIP Kyle Binns such a lovely lad.

“Thinking of all his family and friends.”

Another said: “Can’t believe this man. I went school and college with him and worked with the lad.

“Thoughts are with your family.”

Another post simply said: “I hope you are at peace now Kyle.”