Teenager missing after night out

Ben Manning
Ben Manning

A TEENAGER is still missing after failing to return home from a night out in Wakefield.

Benjamin Manning, 17, of Swillington, was reported missing by his mother on Saturday morning.

Police launched a massive search operation and his friends have also been out scouring the city to try and find him.

He was last seen sitting inside a bus shelter outside Reflex bar, on Westgate, at around 1am on Saturday.

The teeanger was also spotted outside Havana bar, off Westgate.

Benjamin is about 5ft 4ins tall, slim and has mousey blonde shoulder length hair.

He was wearing white Converse high-top trainers, grey jeans, a black T-shirt and a grey fleece jacket.

Insp Martin Moizer, of West Yorkshire Police’s Wakefield division, said: “We are becoming increasing concerned for Benjamin’s welfare.

“His disappearance is totally out of character and we are worried that he may have become lost down one of the city’s alleyways or side roads as he tried to find a taxi home.

“It is quite possible that Benjamin may have got lost while looking for a taxi rank and may be lying injured in an alleyway or a side street, so I would urge business owners to check their bin yards and areas behind their premises.

“I would also encourage anyone who saw Benjamin in or around the city centre, particularly taxi drivers or employees working in licensed premises, to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information should call West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606.