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I would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to blog/tweet/facebook Ben's poster. Your willingness to help and your kindness was very much appreciated.
Ben & Sue xxxx
Hello Furpals everywhere,
I know I have been absent for some time (blame the useless secretary not me!) but today I am here to make a heartfelt plea to you all.
I want to mobilise you all to help me in a furry important mission, I really need your help and I hope lots of you will join me on
MISSION: HELP FIND BEN MANNING
A young man from my area is missing, it has now been over a week since anyone saw or heard from him and as you can imagine his family and friends are desperatley worried and need all the help they can get.
Our mission is simple.. below are some details of where Ben was last seen, clothes he was wearing, items he may have been carrying etc below that is a poster showing a recent photograph of Ben. All I ask is that you post it to your blog, no matter how close/far you are geographically. The more widespread the picture then the higher the possibility that someone will see it that has information to aid the search for Ben. Please ask your followers to blog it, email it to their contacts, show it to friends/family/colleagues or random passers by! The more people that see it the better.
This has not hit the national news, only the local news, getting Ben's face and the details of his disappearance out to a wider audience increases the chances of relevant information becoming available to the family/police.
QUICK EDIT & UPDATE: Please can I re-iterate that no matter where in the world you are, please, please, please post the missing poster with Bens photo on your blog, you may have readers in the UK that would never visit this blog, the more his face is seen the higher the chance of information, paw power furfriends, lets get his face worldwide and give his family the best hope of answers to his disappearance - Ben xxxx
If you blog it please take a second to come back and post a link to the post so I can personally thank you and let Ben's family and friends know the level of support we can achieve when we fire up the power of the paw!
I know my wonderful furry friends won't let me down on this!
Thank you, I love you all.
MISSING - BEN MANNING
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.
items that they believe he had with him when he went missing.
* 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)