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Public urged to search outbuildings for missing Halifax pensioner

Granville Muir was last seen on Saturday morning Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are urgently calling for the public's help in finding a missing pensioner after a "massive" search proved unsuccessful.

Granville Muir, 75, was last seen at his house in the King Cross area of Halifax on Saturday morning. 

Officers are so concerned for his wellbeing that they have told anyone who sees him to call 999. 

Police and firefighters searching fields off Washer Lane, Halifax Credit: ITV News

We need to find Granville as a matter of urgency. His family are very worried about him and we are too. We are concerned he may have come to some harm. 

He is an elderly and vulnerable man and we are doing everything we can to return him home safe and sound. But we also need the public's help in our search. 

I am appealing directly to anyone who sees him or thinks they see him to get in contact immediately - even if it is old information or turns out not to be him - it can all help our search. 

I would ask people who live within Calderdale to check any out buildings they have in case Granville has taken shelter there. 

Such is our concern for Granville that we are asking anyone who sees him to call the 999 emergency number rather than the 101 non emergency number. 

– Superintendent Owen West, Calderdale Police

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Police renew appeal over missing Halifax pensioner

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police in West Yorkshire have renewed their appeal to find a pensioner who has been missing since Friday.

Granville Muir, 75, was last seen at his house in the King Cross area of Halifax around 1pm on Friday.

He is described as 6ft tall, and is believed to be wearing blue clothing, possibly a cardigan. He also had an injury to his left ankle and may have fallen.

Police said he may have got on a bus towards Bradford or Kirklees.

Police appeal over missing 75-year-old Halifax man

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 75-year-old man who has gone missing from Halifax.

Granville Muir who is missing from Halifax Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Granville Muir was last seen at his house in the King Cross area around 1pm yesterday.

He is described as 6ft tall, and is believed to be wearing blue clothing, possibly a cardigan. He also had an injury to his left ankle and may have fallen.

Police said he may have got on a bus towards Bradford or Kirklees.

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Gas cylinders thought to have caused van explosion in Halifax

The aftermath of the incident Credit: Steve Midgley

A van driver suffered burns after his vehicle exploded in Halifax.

The 53-year-old was taken to hospital with injuries to his face and hands after a blast thought to have been caused by a gas cylinder he was transporting at Bank Top in Southowram.

Fire crews from Halifax and Rastrick were called to deal with the incident, which happened shortly after midday.

The road was closed but has since reopened.

M62 crash: Road remains closed with severe delays

The road is closed and there are severe delays and traffic queues on the M62 after seven vehicles were involved an accident.

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It happened at J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J21 A640 (Milnrow). Both sides of the carriageway are affected.

There is congestion to J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island) and to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Traffic travelling between Manchester and Huddersfield is affected.

Trapped traffic is being turned around on the Westbound side.

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