Man logged out of his computer more than a year ago and hasn't been seen since

James Beer, who has been missing since May 2023
-Credit: (Image: South Wales Police)


Police have issued a renewed appeal to a man who has been missing for a year with a direct message telling him: "Your family miss you and want you back home". James Beer has been missing for almost 13 months.

The 30-year-old, from Swansea, logged out of his computer at 4.30am on May 18, 2023, according to South Wales Police, and went missing with no confirmed sightings of him since. Officers have released a description of him in the hope anyone with information will come forward.

In an appeal detective sergeant David Connick asked people to "cast their minds back" to the time he vanished have asked for anyone who may have had contact with him in the lead-up to his disappearance to come forward. For the latest Welsh news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter.

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How police say James looked at the time of his disappearance
How police say James looked at the time of his disappearance -Credit:South Wales Police

DS Connick said: "On May 19 last year family members reported 30-year-old James Beer missing and a year after his disappearance we have had no confirmed sightings of James and his whereabouts are unknown. From inquires we know James logged out of his computer at approximately 4.30am on May 18, 2023.

"However we have had no positive sightings of James since May 17 last year. James is described as being of slim build, 5ft 8in in height, and at the time of his disappearance sporting a goatee-style beard. We believe he was in possession of a blue rucksack.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have been on or around the area of Culfor Road, Loughor, on May 17 or 18, 2023, possibly heading to work or working themselves in that area, to cast your minds back. Did you see anyone matching James’ description on those days? If so please contact us.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have had any contact with James leading up to his disappearance or after his disappearance who has yet to assist this inquiry. Again we would like you to come forward and speak to us. Lastly this is a direct appeal to James. If you are reading this appeal please contact us to let us know you are safe and well. Your family miss you and want you back home."

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting police occurrence 2300163003. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news.