Police Launch Fresh Appeal for Missing Man Last Seen Leaving Hospital

Police Launch Fresh Appeal for Missing Man Last Seen Leaving Hospital

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Police Issue Fresh Appeal for Missing Man Last Seen Leaving Hospital


South Wales Police have issued a new photograph and appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of Shane Barnett, a man who went missing after leaving the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on May 7.

Despite extensive efforts to locate him, no confirmed sightings have been reported since he was seen near the hospital on Allensbank Road.

In an attempt to gather more information, the police have released a photograph of Shane from his younger days, hoping that old friends and associates might recognize him and come forward with relevant information.


Description and Circumstances:

Shane Barnett is described as 6ft 2ins tall, slim, with short, light grey hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a grey North Face t-shirt, a black jacket, green cargo trousers, black trainers, and carrying a black rucksack.

It has been six weeks since his disappearance, and the police have been unable to trace his whereabouts or gather any significant leads.

Appeal from Family and Police:


Shane’s mother, Diane Bush, has made a heartfelt plea for any information about her son’s whereabouts.

She urged anyone who knows Shane’s location to come forward and provide an update on his well-being.

She expressed her concern and emphasized that even if Shane chooses not to return home, it is vital for the family to know that he is safe.

Shane’s Lifestyle and Possible Locations:

According to the police, Shane has been known to live a transient lifestyle and might be residing in a tent.


He has connections to Swansea and has previously lived in the Roath area of Cardiff.

These details suggest potential areas where he may be staying or frequenting.

Contact Information:

South Wales Police urge anyone with information regarding Shane Barnett’s whereabouts or any details that could assist in finding him to contact them, quoting occurrence number 2300147308.

Any information, no matter how small, could be crucial in locating Shane and ensuring his safety.



The case of Shane Barnett highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement to locate missing individuals and the importance of community involvement in such cases.

The release of a fresh appeal and photograph demonstrates the commitment of the police in finding Shane and the hope that old acquaintances may recognize him and provide valuable information.

The concerns expressed by Shane’s mother reflect the anguish and anxiety experienced by families in similar situations, as they simply seek reassurance about the well-being of their loved ones.

The transient lifestyle and potential living arrangements mentioned by the police further complicate the search, emphasizing the need for a collective effort to bring Shane home safely.


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