POLICE searching for missing Ben Clarkson are appealing for two men who saw him on the night he disappeared to come forward.

Officers are hoping the men have information which could help them piece together the 22-year-old’s movements after he left Fibbers nightclub in York in the early hours of March 2.

The last confirmed sighting of him was at 3.40am in Layerthorpe, near to the junction with James Street in the city. Since then there has been no trace of him, despite extensive searches.

Loading article content

The first person officers are asking to come forward is a man, wearing a light coloured jacket with dark trousers and shoes.

He walked along Stonebow, heading towards the junction with Foss Islands Road, on the opposite side of the road to Ben. A short time later, the person takes the same route as Ben as they walk past National Windscreens, Layerthorpe.

The second man officers are asking to come forward, spoke to Ben in the smoking area of Fibbers a short time before he left the club. He has short dark hair and was wearing a red checked shirt, fastened at the collar, a white t-shirt and dark trousers.

Inspector Neil Drummond said: “If you believe you could be either of the people described above, I urge you to get in touch with us straight away.

“I am sure the person who walked along Layerthorpe will have seen Ben as he made his way home and will be able to help identify the route he took.

“I also need to speak to the man at Fibbers as although he spoke with Ben, his friends didn’t recognise him, and I ask that he gets in touch.”

Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option one and pass the details to the force control room.