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Growing concern for missing Skipton man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for missing Skipton man Michael Watson.

Michael Watson has not been seen since last Monday Credit: North Yorkshire Police

41-year-old Mr Watson has not been seen since 3pm on Monday, September 7th when he left his work at the local Mercedes-Benz garage.

It is believed he may be in the Gargrave area. He drives a black Mercedes-Benz C-Class car, registration number YG63 KSJ, which has also been spotted in the Kirby Lonsdale area of Cumbria.

Mr Watson is described as 5ft 11in tall, medium build and has green eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing his work clothes comprising black trousers and a black polo shirt with the Mercedes-Benz logo on it.

If anyone has spotted a man matching his description or his black Mercedes C class car, please contact North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency. Dial 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12150158805.

Concerns for missing Skipton man

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a 41-year-old man from Skipton.

Michael Watson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Michael Watson has been missing since Tuesday (8th September).

Police say he drives a black Mercedes C class YG63 KSJ.

It is believed when he went missing he will have been wearing his work attire, black trousers and a black polo shirt with the Mercedes logo on it.


Cycle challenge for Prostate Cancer UK

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to take part in a 24 mile bike ride today to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The event is being organised by the Rotary Club of Skipton as part of a national fundraising drive.

  • Prostate Cancer will claim the lives of up to 30 men this Father's Day
  • It is one of the most common male specific illnesses in the UK
  • ¬∑One man dies every hour from the disease
  • Over 42,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year

Pensioner dies in North Yorkshire A65 collision

A man has died after a collision involving a camper van near Skipton.

It happened yesterday morning at around 11 when the camper van was on the A65 towards Skipton.

Officers say it crossed into the other side of the road and hit a black skoda car travelling the other way. The driver of the camper van, a 75-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Ukip candidate says party must combat 'racist' image

The candidate standing for UKIP in Skipton and Ripon says polls can be misleading, and many of UKIP's supporters are too shy to admit they agree with their policies.

Alan Henderson said: "In places like Ripon we've had signs which have had swastikas written on them, signs which have been burned. You can appreciate that puts people into a degree of unease.

"Whilst we're not racist and that's very clear, we need to combat that image."

Counting continues in Skipton and Harrogate

Counting is well underway in Skipton and Harrogate with declarations expected in the early hours of the morning.

Counting in Harrogate

The estimated declaration time for both Skipton and Ripon and Harrogate and Knaresborough is 03:00.

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Counting in Skipton


Urgent appeal for missing Skipton man

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in their search for a man missing from Skipton.

Missing: Liam Sutcliffe Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Liam Sutcliffe, who's 25, was last seen at around 12pm yesterday, February 11th, and was reported missing when he failed to return home last night.

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for Liam's welfare as it is very out of character for him to go missing. They are appealing for anyone who has seen Liam since Wednesday morning, including anyone using public transport, or taxi drivers, to get in touch.

Liam is described as slim, with short, ginger hair and a fresh complexion.

Police issue CCTV image after theft from charity shop

Police investigating the theft of a leather jacket from a charity shop in Skipton have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The jacket was taken from the Cancer Research shop on Skipton High Street. Officers are appealing to the man, and anyone who recognises him from the image, to contact them as he could have information with could assist their investigation.

Tour de France bunting to be auctioned for charity

The Holy Trinty Church in Skipton decorated with a large yellow jersey as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association

Bunting and banners were a key feature of this year's Tour de France in Yorkshire and now Craven District Council will auction off some of the items that were on display in Skipton. All the proceeds will go to charity.

Bunting in Skipton decorated as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association
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