Update Wednesday 16 February 2011: Police can confirm that the man they have been trying to trace in Harrogate has now been located. A 38-year-old local man contacted officers yesterday to confirm that he is the man police were looking for and that he is safe and well.
Appeal to trace missing man
Harrogate police are urging the public to help them identify a man whose safety they are concerned for.
The unidentified man was last seen at 8.05am on Saturday 12 February 2010, in Asda, on Bower Road, when he was captured on the store’s CCTV buying a number of items.
Since the last sighting, police have become increasingly concerned for his safety after an Asda carrier bag containing some similar items was found by a member of the public next to the nearby River Nidd.
The missing man is described as white, around 40-years-old, with a medium build and short, dark receding hair.
He was last seen wearing blue denim jeans, a distinctive dark grey round necked jumper with black sleeves which have grey vertical stripes running vertically, and black shoes.
Police are searching the area and are appealing for anyone who recognises the man or has seen him to get in touch.
Inspector Alistair Procter, of Harrogate police, said: “There are concerns for this man’s safety and we are appealing for the public to help us identify and locate him.
“Anyone who was in Asda on Saturday morning or has seen anyone matching the description of the man we are looking for may have information vital to our enquiries.”
Anyone who can help the police with their investigations is urged to contact Inspector Alistair Procter, of Harrogate police, on 0845 60 60 24 7, quoting reference number NYP-12022011-0149.