The family of a man who went missing from Harrogate Hospital for several days but was later found dead near Wetherby are remembering him today. Graham Roskell disappeared last November whilst being treated in hospital for inflammation of the brain.
When he walked out he was described as being in a confused state of mind. Today, his family are planting 800 trees in his memory. They have named the collection of trees Roskell Wood and have begun planting them at High Skyerholme in the Dales.
The family of missing Graham Roskell have been appealing to local farmers urging them to check outbuildings for any sign of him.
Many local people have joined the search for Mr Roskell, including Gregg Shillabeer who used his paramotor to help search the countryside near Hunsingore from the sky.
Mr Roskell is described as white, 65-years-old, 5ft 11in tall, with a medium build.
He has greyish white straight hair, and although he was wearing glasses when he was last seen, he does not need them all of the time so may not be wearing them.
When he was reported missing Mr Roskell was wearing black leather lace up shoes, olive green trousers and a cream and green horizontally striped rugby style top.
He was also wearing a black wrist watch, and was carrying a navy blue fleece knee-length dressing gown that was rolled up.
Graham Roskell was reported missing on Saturday 3 November 2012 when he left Harrogate District Hospital where he was receiving treatment.
He was last seen on CCTV footage leaving the hospital at around 8am.
Police have been searching for him in and around the Harrogate area since he disappeared.
Every police force in the country has been made aware of Mr Roskell’s disappearance in case he has travelled further afield, and his profile is featuring on the Missing People website www.missingpeople.org.uk
Mr Roskell’s family and friends have also been searching for him and have set up a website and Facebook page to raise public awareness, generating outstanding public support.
Hundreds of people have been volunteering their time to help with the search and distribute posters and leaflets.
As the search for missing Harrogate man Graham Roskell continues officers are appealing to the public to help verify a potential sighting of him.
Officers are urging this man to come forward so that they can rule him out of their enquiries.
A man aged 60 to 65-years-old, who bore a strong resemblance to Mr Roskell was seen by witnesses walking along the road from Spofforth towards North Deighton between 11am and 11.30am on Saturday 3 November 2012.