Police continue
river search for
missing man

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POLICE are continuing their efforts to trace a man missing in York and further searches of the River Foss are due to get underway today.

Ben Clarkson, 22, was last seen at 3.40am on Sunday in Layerthorpe. When he was last seen he was wearing dark skinny jeans, a grey T-shirt with an Eiffel Tower logo on the front and dark pumps with white trim and white toe caps.

Officers have been carrying out a number of searches in the area and yesterday Further searches of the River Foss, in the Heworth Green area, are due to recommence today.

Insp Jo Brooksbank, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you have seen Ben since the last confirmed sighting in Layerthorpe on Sunday, please contact the police straight away.

“I am also asking Ben to get in touch with family, friends or the police so that we can confirm he is safe and well. This is our key priority in this inquiry.”