Police seek help in tracing missing man

POLICE are asking for help in tracing a 21-year-old man who has been missing since the early hours of Tuesday. Ben Shorter was last seen at his home address in Ripon Road just after midnight. He left the area in a green V Reg Renault Megane. He was last s

POLICE are asking for help in tracing a 21-year-old man who has been missing since the early hours of Tuesday.

Ben Shorter was last seen at his home address in Ripon Road just after midnight.

He left the area in a green V Reg Renault Megane.

He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt, beige Timberland sweatshirt, black jogging bottoms, and white Adidas trainers.


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Ben is white, has brown eyes, short dark brown straight hair and dark brown stubble.

He has four distinctive tattoos - a tribal symbol on his left arm, a scorpion on his left hand, a swallow on his right hand, and the word 'Chloe' on his right inner forearm.

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He is known to visit the lake area at Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage, as well as Southend-on-Sea in Essex. He also has family in Reading, Berkshire.

Anyone with information regarding Ben's whereabouts is asked to contact the Eastern Area Missing Persons Unit on 01438 757 331. Alternatively call 0845 33 00 222 citing URN 762 of 22/07/09.

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