South East Wales

River search for missing Newport man Ben Caplan

Ben Caplan
Image caption Ben Caplan was last seen on a night out with friends in Caerleon on Saturday

Police have appealed for help in finding a Newport man who went missing after a night out with friends.

Ben Caplan, 30, who works for the South Wales Argus newspaper, was last seen at 23:00 GMT on Saturday at Boleros pub in Caerleon.

There were reports of someone going into the water at Caerleon Bridge around 23:45 GMT and a search of the River Usk took place on Sunday .

Gwent Police said anyone with information can call 101.

Mr Caplan is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, slight build with shoulder length straight brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark navy T-shirt and jeans and has tattoos on both arms as well as his back and chest.

Mr Caplan works for the South Wales Argus newspaper in Newport.

Editor Kevin Ward, urged anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact police.

"All of Ben's friends and colleagues at the South Wales Argus are desperately worried about him and we have been doing all we can to help the search for him since he was reported missing," he said.

"We have been raising awareness via our website, social media and our news billboards and the front page of the paper. Our readers have done a fantastic job in sharing the information thousands of times.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Danielle and the children and everyone here is hoping Ben is found safe and well."

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