Concerns grow for missing Evesham man

By Nigel Slater Monday 14 January 2013 Updated: 14/01 14:25

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CONCERNS are growing for the welfare of a missing Evesham man who was last seen more than a fortnight ago.

Police have renewed their appeal to trace 27-year-old Ben Butler who was last seen at a home in Barnsley Hall Drive in Bromsgrove on Sunday, December 30 at 11.15am.

Ben was due to go shopping and was expected to return to the house on Barnsley Hall Drive for 7pm that evening but has not been seen since.

He is described as 6ft 1 tall of slim build with short dark brown hair and has a tattoo on his right arm. Before leaving the house Ben was wearing dark blue jeans, a black jacket, light blue hooded top, black shoes and had a small backpack with him.

It is understood Ben is on various medication for health issues and will not have had access to his prescriptions since he went missing.

Ben has been missing before and has been found at various locations across the country. Police believe he may be using public transport to get around.

Police said they are getting more and more worried about his condition given the cold weather setting in around the county.

Inspector Sharon Cannings said: "We are worried Ben maybe sleeping rough and as the weather has turned particularly cold this week it obviously increases our concern for his health.

"As he is not taking his medication we are also worried that his health will be deteriorating with every further day that goes by.

"We are eager to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen him either walking the streets or sleeping outside."

Anyone with information or may have seen Ben should call police by calling 101 as soon as possible.

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