Missing man: police plea

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North Yorkshire Police are urgently appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing vulnerable man.

Ian Kitchen, 42, of Castleton, near Whitby, has not been seen since around 6pm on Thursday 18 October 18, at Tesco Express, Burniston Road, Scarborough.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall with a stocky build and short dark brown hair.

When Ian was last seen he was wearing a black hooded top, a green fisherman’s style waistcoat and black trousers. He was also carrying a green and brown backpack.

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Ian’s welfare as he has health issues and does not have his essential medication with him.

Although officers do not believe that he is a danger to the public, anyone who sees him should not approach him but instead should call the police immediately.

Although his whereabouts are unknown, Ian does have links in the Castleton and Hinderwell areas near Whitby.

Inspector Martin Dennison: said: “Ian. if you see or hear this appeal, I urge you to contact the police straight away so that we can confirm you are safe and well.

“If you have seen Ian since the evening of Thursday October 18, please contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can help to locate Ian Kitchen should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.