Police search for missing man in Whitby

North Yorkshire Police are urgently appealing for the public’s help to locate a missing vulnerable man.

Ian Kitchen, 42, of Castleton, near Whitby, has not been seen since around 6pm on Thursday 18 October 2012, at Tesco Express, Burniston Road, Scarborough.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall with a stocky build and short dark brown hair.

He was last seen he was wearing a black hooded top, a green fisherman’s style waistcoat and black trousers. He was also carrying a green and brown backpack.

Although officers do not believe that he is a danger to the public, anyone who sees him should not approach him.

Anyone who can help to locate Ian Kitchen should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room.