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Family of missing Bernard make emotional appeal

Bernard Hallas Photo: West Yorkshire Police

As police in Kirklees continue searching for 84-year-old Bernard Hallas, his daughter has today made an emotional appeal for him to come home.

Mr Hallas of Bradley was last seen on a bus from Bradley into Huddersfield at 8.20pm on Tuesday 18th December. *The bus went into Huddersfield Town Centre where Mr Hallas then caught another bus to Marsden. *

** At the end of its route, at around 10:15pm, the bus went back into Huddersfield with Mr Hallas still onboard.** He was last sighted on CCTV at around 11pm on Wakefield Road, Aspley.

Mr Hallas suffers from several medical conditions and has no medication with him.

Today his family have made a plea for his safe return home and also for people who see him to offer him some help.

His daughter, Andrea Gill, said: **“We just want you to come home Dad so we know you are safe. “Everyone is very worried about you and we are looking everywhere for you.” **

Mr Hallas has 10 grand children and they are currently out looking for him.** **“They just all want Granddad home so they can enjoy Christmas with him. We won’t be able to enjoy Christmas if he isn’t with us.

** “The weather is horrible at the moment and it’s no place for you to be.” **

Andrea also urged anyone who sees Mr Hallas to ring police immediately.** **“If you see my Dad please don’t ignore him but ask him in for a cup of tea. He is a lovely, gentle old man. Then call the police who will do the rest.

** **“I can’t describe just how worried we are about him – if it was your Dad out there in the cold and wet then you would be very worried.”

** Mr Hallas is described as a white man, around 5'5" tall, clean shaven, frail and with whispy grey hair. He was wearing blue check pyjamas, a brown sheepskin coat, a brown hat and black shoes. **

Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries since he was reported missing to police and these are continuing.** **

Detective Inspector Philip Benson of Huddersfield CID said: "We are growing ever more concerned about the welfare of Bernard Hallas and we are appealing to members of the public to assist us in finding him.

** "Mr Hallas suffers from several medical conditions and has no medication with him to treat these. **

"He was last seen on travelling on a bus on Tuesday night in Huddersfield and we need to hear from anyone who may have seen him since.

** **"I would urge anyone does see him to take him into the warmth and contact the police on 999 immediately.

** "Its important we locate him as soon as possible so anyone with any information we would like to speak to you." **

Anyone who sees Mr Hallas or knows where he is should contact Kirklees police via 999.