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South Milford man still missing since October 12

South Milford man still missing since October 12
Published 5 years ago | Updated 5 years ago

Police searching for missing South Milford man, Richard Taylor, have released fresh information as their search for him continues.

It is known that Richard last visited the Betfred shop and Morrisons store in Knottingley in the early afternoon of Thursday 12 October.

It is believed he then drove his distinctive gold Ford Ranger Wildcat pick-up truck to a lay-by at the Old Mushroom Farm, near Gateforth.

A man matching his description was seen near to the vehicle at that time, around 2pm.

The vehicle, which was recovered at around 8pm on Saturday 14 October, was left unattended and insecure but the keys were inside the vehicle.

Richard is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, mousy hair, slim build and has distinctive coloured eyes with one blue eye and one brown eye. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a navy polo shirt and possibly a light coloured jumper or top when he was last seen.

The 30-year-old’s parents reported him missing at 6pm on Thursday 12 October 2017 after he failed to return home.

At this stage officers leading on the case do not believe that anyone else is involved in Richard’s disappearance but  are keeping an open mind.

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, of North Yorkshire Police said:

“We are very concerned for the welfare of Richard and have officers working around the clock trying to locate him.

“Searches of The Old Mushroom Farm area, including search dogs and specialist trained officers, are ongoing.

“If anyone thinks that they have seen him then we would urge them to get in touch immediately.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us to reunite Richard with his family.

“The work that we have carried out as part of the investigation may suggest Richard is anxious or worried.

“We would like to reassure him that if he, or whoever is in his company, is reading this that his family are desperate to know he alive and well.”

“We have met with Richard’s family who are being supported by family liaison officers and have been fully updated on the progress of the case.”

A dedicated number has been set up to help find Richard. If you have seen him, or have any information which could help us to locate him please contact North Yorkshire Police on 0800 056 094. 

Please quote “Richard Taylor missing person” or reference number 12170183257.

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First published at 18:59 on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.
Last updated at 19:24 on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.