Horncastle

Police are still looking for missing 17-year-old Ryan Needes, and believe now that he could be in the Nottinghamshire area.

Ryan was first declared missing on May 22, after last being seen in the Horncastle area at around 11am on that day.

His family said that it was extremely out of character for him to not be in touch for an extended period of time, and just want him to be safe and well.

Ryan Needes was last seen on May 22, 2021. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

He has been described as 5ft 6in tall, of white complexity, with a slim build, and he was last seen wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

New information suggests that Ryan may be in the Nottinghamshire area, and he has now been missing for over three and a half weeks.

If you have seen Ryan Needes or have any information on his whereabouts, contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 and quote incident 469 of May 22.

A former Lincolnshire primary school teacher will face a jury trial accused of historic sex offences against young girls.

David Thomas, 68, a former teacher at Bowl Alley Lane Junior School in Horncastle, denied a serious sexual offence and three charges of indecent assault when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday.

The charges relate to allegations of incidents between January 1980 and September 1984, at a time when it is believed he was a teacher at the school which is now known as Horncastle Community Primary School.

Thomas, of Harding Close, Sutton on Sea, was granted bail to appear back before the Crown Court for a trial due to commence on January 10, 2022.

Concerns are increasing for the wellbeing of a teenager from the Horncastle area who has been missing since May 22.

Lincolnshire Police re-issued an appeal to find 17-year-old Ryan Needes, and asked anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

Needes was last seen in the Horncastle area at around 11am on May 22, and police believe he may have travelled out of the county.

His family say it is out of character for him not to be in touch for an extended period of time and would like him to be in contact to let them know he is safe and well.

He is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a slim build, and was last seen wearing a dark coloured tracksuit top and bottoms.

Anyone who thinks they have seen him should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 469 of May 22.

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