George Bass

New CCTV issued in search for missing 77-year-old George Bass


Police investigating the disappearance of 77-year-old George Bass who was reported missing from his home in Harrogate on 2 March have issued new CCTV images following a further confirmed sighting of George.

Officers now know that George caught a bus from Leeds to York on 2 March at around 1.15pm, and then caught another bus from York back to Leeds on 3 March, arriving back at Leeds bus station at around 1.40pm.

Police are concentrating their enquiries in Leeds and York are appealing to accommodation providers, including hoteliers, guest house owners and hostels to contact them if they recognise George and have seen him over the past week.

Police are also appealing direct to George to let them know that he is safe. Inspector Alex Langley of Harrogate police, said:

George, it’s now a week since you went missing, your family are distraught with worry. They just need to know that you are safe.

If you don’t want to talk to anyone at the moment, you can pass information to the missing people charity in confidence.

Please get in touch so we can put your family’s mind at rest.

George is described as white, 5ft 4in tall with grey receding hair, brown eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a blue fleece underneath, brown trousers, a dark blue hat, dark blue gloves and black shoes.


Anyone with any information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

The missing people charity can be contacted on 116000. The charity are also supporting the campaign this week with electronic billboard appeals at transport terminals across the area.

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