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Emotional plea for North Yorkshire father-of-two who vanished five months ago to come home

Pete Brown and his wife Natalie have two children, Gracie and Jayden. Credit: Family photo

The family of a father-of-two from Whitby, who vanished from a mental health unit five months ago, have made an emotional plea for him to come home in time for his son's 18th birthday.

Pete Brown was suffering from depression when he walked out of Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough on May 8.

His wife Natalie and son Jayden say they are convinced he is still alive and needs rescuing before it's too late.

Thousands of people have joined an online group set up in a bid to help find him, but despite possible sightings reported as far afield as Scotland, his whereabouts are still unknown.

Jonathan Brown reports.

Anyone with any information as to Pete Brown's whereabouts should contact North Yorkshire Police quoting reference 12190083137.