Family's appeal to get missing Whitby man Peter Brown home for Christmas
The family of a Whitby man, who has been missing for six months, have appealed to the public to get him home in time for Christmas.
Peter Brown was last seen at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough, on Wednesday May 8.
Faye Noble, friend of the family, issued a plea to help share posters and pictures of Pete in "a very hard and worrying time for his family and friends without him".
In a recent Facebook post, Peter's family shared pictures of happier times together at Christmas to try and get the 46-year-old home.
On the day that marked six months since his disappearance (November 8), his wife Natalie Brown said she "didn’t know heartbreak could be this painful".
Speaking about the appeal to get Peter home for Christmas, she said: "I want to tell Pete everything will be OK. Jayden and Gracie need their Dad safely back with them.
"We all love and miss him. Please look out for his cancer tattoo on his right wrist.
"Please keep looking for Pete wherever you are in the country, particularly Yorkshire, Cumbria, Northumbria.
"Thank you to all family, friends and the much wider community, your support has been overwhelming.’’
Peter is described as 6 ft 1 inches tall, white, with a muscular/athletic build. He last seen wearing a blue waist-length jacket with a blue hoodie underneath, loose grey cotton jogging bottoms, and blue Nike trainers.
It is believed that he could also have been wearing a blue baseball cap and may have changed into blue jeans.
However, police believe he may be sleeping rough so his appearance may be more dishevelled than in pictures.
Natalie added: "Please keep this search going to find Pete and if you see him: ring the police; keep in sight; take a picture; report to search site.
"Pete will not be aware of this search, he has suffered such a mental breakdown that he will be suffering from memory loss. Please help him get to safety."
A Facebook group – Pete Brown Search & Updates – has been set up.He has also been listed on the Missing People website.
Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote reference number 12190083137.