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Family appeal over mystery of missing man

Missing: Richard Taylor

The search for missing man Richard Taylor is being stepped up by his family and North Yorkshire police.

The 30-year-old, from South Milford, hasn't been seen by his family for six days. He was reported missing by his parents on the evening of October 12th, after he failed to return home after leaving that morning to go on an errand to repair a tyre in the Knottingley area.

The vehicle he was driving, a distinctive gold-coloured Ford Ranger Wildcat pick-up truck, registration number SN67 ZRL, was found parked in a lay-by on Gateforth New Road, near Selby Golf Club, at around 8pm on October 14th. It was left open and with the keys inside.

Distinctive vehicle

This is a very distinctive vehicle and we know that this vehicle was in the Knottingley area of West Yorkshire on the early afternoon of Thursday 12 October. We would like anyone who has seen this vehicle since Thursday to contact police, as this may help us piece together Richard’s movements and provide important information that could help the investigation.

– A North Yorkshire Police spokesman

Mr Taylor is described as being very close to his family and police say it is out of character for him not to return home or have any contact with them via phone or text message. He is also a prolific user of Facebook, but his account has been inactive while he has been missing.

Family and friends are also using social media to assist the appeal and have also been out searching the local area.

It is known he has friends in the Leeds and Wakefield area of West Yorkshire, as well as the Blackpool area of Lancashire.

Mr Taylor is 5ft 6in tall, slim, with mousy hair and has blue eyes. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt when he was last seen.