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Police renew appeal for missing trainee teacher

Nicholas Harper Photo: North Yorkshire Police

Police are renewing their appeal for information on a missing trainee school teacher who hasn't been seen in over a week.

Nicholas Harper left his home in Pickering on Thursday 7, February and was believed to have been heading to his work placement, but did not arrive.

His car was later found at Cowhouse Wood near Helmsley. Searches have been carried out in the immediate vicinity and wider area, due to Nicholas being a keen long distance fell runner.

Officers are keen to trace the owner of a silver estate car which was seen parked in the same area where Nicholas’ car was located. It is believed this car was parked on the morning Nicholas went missing and also for a couple of mornings beforehand and it may be that the driver has seen or heard something which may assist with the investigation.

Nicholas is described as a white man, around 5ft 5ins tall, of stocky build with short dark brown hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a three piece suit and shirt.

Officers have also circulated Nicholas’ information in other force areas as part of their search to find him – this includes West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside, Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria.