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Benjamin Manning Drowning

Date
03/02/2011
What Happened
Body recovered
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Not recorded
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
Thursday, February 3, 2011

This is an update in relation to the body that was found yesterday near Thornes Lane Wharfe in Wakefield.

Police can now confirm that the body is that of seventeen-year-old Ben Manning, who was reported missing in Wakefield on Saturday January 22.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Wednesday February 2, 2011

Police can confirm that the body of man has been recovered from the River Calder at Thornes Lane Wharfe in Wakefield at lunchtime today.

Formal identification has not yet taken place however the family of seventeen-year-old Ben Manning, reported missing in Wakefield on Saturday January 22, have been informed.

The coroners officer has been informed. Enquiries are ongoing.


Monday January 31, 2011

Update in relation to the search for missing teenager Ben Manning who disappeared in Wakefield just over a week ago.

Police were in the area around JCT 600 garage/roundabout on Denby Dale Road early on Saturday morning speaking to passers by and motorists - a week on from his disappearance.

One hundred and twenty seven cars, mainly taxis, were stopped and 54 pedestrians were spoken to resulting reports of two sightings of Ben in the area around the time he disappeared. These are now being followed up by police.

Ben's family and friends were also in the city centre over the weekend handing out leaflets and continuing to search the area.

Searches are continuing today involving the Force's underwater search team and other specialist officers as well as house to house enquiries.

Seventeen-year-old Ben from Swillington in Leeds was reported missing by his mother on Saturday January 22 after he failed to return home from a Friday night out in the city.

He was last seen near the JCT 600 garage on Denby Dale Road having walked from Westgate, down Queen Street, along George Street at the side of Gala Bingo across Ings Road and along Denby Dale Road.

His last contact with family and friends was at around 1.30am on Saturday when he sent a text message to his mother.

Ben is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.

Anyone who has information regarding Ben’s whereabouts is asked to contact police via 01924 334716.

Thursday 27th January 2011

Police have released a statement today from Ben's brother, Simon Manning, on behalf of his family. The statement is below.


As a family we would like to thank everyone for the support they have shown us over these difficult last few days, it is truly a credit to Ben and his popularity.

I stand here today urging anyone that has any information on Ben's whereabouts to contact us.

Maybe you spoke to him on the night, drove past him, or saw him walking down the street. Regardless of how small or insignificant you think it may be, please if you have any information ring us.

Ben is at the heart and soul of our family and is a strong minded, outgoing, popular lad.

We all love him to bits and are missing him so so much......... and Ben if you are out there please, please, please just let us know you are safe and well.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Enquiries are ongoing by West Yorkshire Police to trace missing 17-year-old Ben Manning who was last seen in Wakefield in the early hours of last Saturday morning.

Police have been making extensive enquiries to find him including searches of local land by officers from the Wakefield District Police Division, supported by the Operational Support Division, along with enquiries by the North East Leeds Division.

The Force Helicopter is also involved along with specially-trained search dogs and other police specialists including the underwater search unit.

Officers today made a fresh appeal for information about Ben focusing on items that they believe he had with him when he went missing.

The items are :-

* A bronze coloured yale key on a bronze coloured key ring
* A black coloured Blackberry Curve 8520 mobile
* A passport in the name of Jamie Karl Manning (Ben's brother)

Ben, who lives in Swillington, Leeds, was reported missing on Saturday morning by his mother after he failed to return home from a night out in Wakefield.

Ben had been dropped off in the city centre by his mother and had been to watch his friend’s band play a gig in The Black Flag on Smyth Street.

He was reported missing on Saturday after he failed to return home. His disappearance is out of character.

Ben was last seen near the JCT 600 garage on Denby Dale Road having walked from Westgate, down Queen Street, along George Street at the side of Gala Bingo across Ings Road and along Denby Dale Road.

Ben’s last contact with friends or family was at around 1.30am on Saturday, when he sent a text message to his mother.

He is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.

Anyone who has information regarding Ben’s whereabouts is asked to contact police via 01924 334716.


Tuesday January 25, 2011

Enquiries by West Yorkshire Police to trace missing 17-year-old Ben Manning have identified a further sighting of the teenager in Wakefield.

Ben, who lives in Swillington, Leeds, was reported missing on Saturday morning by his mother after he failed to return home from a night out in Wakefield.

Ben had been dropped off in the city centre by his mother and had been to watch his friend’s band play a gig in The Black Flag on Smyth Street. He was reported missing on Saturday after he failed to return home. Ben’s family and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare, as his disappearance is out of character.

Police enquiries have revealed a further sighting of Ben near the JCT 600 garage on Denby Dale Road. Ben walked from Westgate, down Queen Street, along George Street at the side of Gala Bingo across Ings Road and along Denby Dale Road.

West Yorkshire Police are making extensive enquiries to find him including searches of local land by officers from the Wakefield Division, supported by the Operational Support Division, along with enquiries by the North East Leeds Division.

The Force Helicopter is involved along with specially-trained search dogs and other police specialists. Police are continuing to speak to Ben’s friends and family to see if they have any information which can assist enquiries.

Ben’s family and friends are also continuing to search Wakefield city centre and the surrounding areas.

Ben’s last contact with friends or family was at around 1.30am, when he sent a text message to his mother.

He is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.

Anyone who has information regarding Benjamin’s whereabouts is asked to contact police via 01924 334716.

Monday, 24 January, 2011

Enquiries are ongoing by West Yorkshire Police to trace missing 17-year-old Benjamin Manning.

Benjamin, known as Ben, who lives in Swillington, was reported missing on Saturday morning by his mother after he failed to return home from a night out in Wakefield.

Ben had been dropped off in the city centre by his mother and had been to watch his friend’s band play a gig in The Black Flag on Smyth Street.

However he was reported missing on Saturday after he failed to return home. Ben’s family and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare, as his disappearance is out of character.

At around 1am on Saturday Ben was seen sitting in a bus shelter outside the Reflex bar on Westgate. He then walked down Queen Street, along George Street at the side of the Gala Bingo, across Ings Road and was last seen at around 1.30am walking along Denby Dale Road between Sainsburys and the Fitness For Less gym just before the railway bridge.

West Yorkshire Police have carried out extensive enquiries since he was reported missing including searches of local land by officers from the Wakefield Division, supported by the Operational Support Division, along with enquiries by the North East Leeds Division.

The Force Helicopter is involved along with specially-trained search dogs. Police have been speaking to Ben’s friends and family to see if they have any information which can assist enquiries.

Ben’s family and friends have also been searching Wakefield city centre and the surrounding areas over the weekend.

Ben’s last contact with friends or family was at around 1.30am, when he sent a text message to his mother.

He is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.

Chief Inspector Phil Wiggins, of West Yorkshire Police’s Wakefield District Division, said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Benjamin’s welfare. His disappearance is totally out of character and we are worried that he may have become lost in the city.

“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 who has information regarding Benjamin’s whereabouts is asked to contact police via 01924 334716.

Sunday, 23 January, 2011

West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information to trace missing 17-year-old Benjamin Manning.

Benjamin, of Swillington, was reported missing on Saturday morning by his mother after he failed to return home from a night out in Wakefield.

Benjamin had been dropped off in the city centre by his mother and had been to watch his friend’s band play a gig in The Black Flag on Smyth Street.

However he was reported missing on Saturday after he failed to return home. Benjamin’s family and officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare, as his disappearance is out of character.

The last known sighting of Benjamin was at around 1am on Saturday, when he was sat in a bus shelter outside the Reflex bar on Westgate. He was earlier seen outside the Havana bar, off Westgate.

West Yorkshire Police have carried out extensive enquiries since he was reported missing. These include searches of local land by officers from the Wakefield Division, supported by the Operational Support Division, along with enquiries by the North East Leeds Division.

This includes searches using the Force Helicopter and specially-trained search dogs, along with speaking to Benjamin’s friends and family to see if they have any information which can assist enquiries.

Benjamin’s family and friends have also been searching Wakefield city centre and the surrounding areas over the weekend.

Benjamin’s last contact with friends or family was at around 1.30am, when he sent a text message to his mother.

He is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown shoulder length hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.

Inspector 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 who has information regarding Benjamin’s whereabouts is asked to contact police via 0845 6060606.
Supporting Information
http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/?Page=5197|Missing%3A+Benjamin+Manning

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