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“We are beside ourselves as a family”

Created on 26/07/2017 @ 17:35
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As the search for missing James Corfield enters its second evening, his family have issued a heartfelt plea for information.

The young farmer and talented cricketer from Montgomery has not been seen since a night out on Monday in Builth Wells where he was attending the Royal Welsh Show with friends.

Specialist rescue teams along with about 150 volunteers have been scouring the area, trying to retrace his footsteps since he was last seen at the White Horse public house at around midnight on Monday.

James’ aunt, Gill Corfield, has released a statement on behalf of the family.

She said: “We are appealing to the public for help in finding our son, James. James was last seen in the White Horse Hotel on Monday night at approximately midnight.

“He was in Builth Wells for the Royal Welsh Show and was camping with friends. We are desperate as a family for any small piece of information that anyone may have regarding his whereabouts.

“We are beside ourselves as a family and are desperate for news. We are incredibly grateful for the volunteers who are helping to search for him.

“We are asking people to look at James' pictures and try to remember where they have seen him. He was last seen wearing a royal blue Abercrombie polo shirt with a white logo, dark blue jeans and light brown deck shoes.

“We love you James, please come back safe.”

Superintendent Huw Meredith added: “James was reported missing yesterday afternoon after he didn’t turn up to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show.

“We have now been searching for James for over 24 hours and are growing increasingly concerned.

“On behalf on Dyfed-Powys Police I would like to thank the public for their offers of support to help find James, and ask that local people assist the investigation by checking their gardens, sheds and other outbuildings for any signs of James.

“I would like to reassure the public that Police Officers are following all possible lines of enquiry and are being assisted by specialist search teams around Builth Wells, today.

“Updates on the investigation will be released on official police accounts.”

Police are appealing to anyone who has seen James, or has any information on his whereabouts, to contact them by phoning 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.


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