Mother’s emotional appeal to find son missing from Royal Welsh

The family of 19-year-old James Corfield are “desperate” as fears mount for his safety after he vanished on a night out at the Royal Welsh Show in the early hours of Tuesday (25 July).

His mother, Louise Corfield, made an emotional appeal for help to trace her son, saying her son’s disappearance was totally out of character.

Police, fire crews, mountain rescue teams and hundreds of volunteers have been searching for Mr Corfield, a farmer’s son and member of Montgomery Young Farmers’ Club.

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His mother said, “James has still not been found, and we, his parents, brother, sister and grandma, are desperate to know where he is.”

“This is totally out of character for James. He is so passionate about his farm animals, and hasn’t come home to them. He would never leave them unattended, which makes us even more worried about where he is.

“James is a gifted cricket player, and is due to play cricket this Saturday, and his team, Montgomery Cricket Club, need him home for this.

“We’re grateful for the many volunteers who are helping to search for him, but we still can’t find him and need your help. Where is he? We love you James.”

Mr Corfield was last seen at the White Horse public house, in the High Street, Builth Wells, overlooking the River Wye, at about midnight on Monday 24 July.

He is described as being 6ft 2 inches tall, of slim build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue Abercrombie and Fitch shirt and jeans.

Mr Corfield was reported missing shortly before 2pm on Tuesday, 25 July 2017, after failing to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show, where he had been camping with friends.

The police have asked for anyone with information that could help find James to call them on 101 and the hastag #FindCorf has been set up on Twitter to help spread the message.

Cricket cancelled

Montgomery Cricket Club has cancelled its match this Saturday (29 July) so players and supporters can continue to search for Mr Corfield.

In a statement, the Wales Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs said: “We, along with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, continue to work with police and share the concerns of James Corfield’s family regarding his whereabouts.

“We would ask anyone who may have seen James since Monday to contact police.”

If you have information, please call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101.