A missing man may have come to Brighton, say police.
Edward Machin – known as Ed – hasn’t been seen for more than a week and police are growing concerned for his safety.
The 39-year-old has friends in the Brighton area and officers are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from him to get in touch.
Sussex Police today (Friday 31 January) shared an appeal for help from colleagues in York.
Inspector Michelle Falkingham, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “The longer Edward remains out of contact, the more concerned we are for his safety.
“While we are concentrating our searches in the area where he was last seen, we are also exploring the possibility that Edward may have travelled somewhere else.
“We know he has friends in the Brighton area and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from Edward recently.
“We are also appealing to any public transport providers and passengers to contact us if they believe they have seen Edward either on a bus, train, taxi or anyone who may have given him a lift.
“His family and friends are beside themselves with worry and we are appealing to anyone who believes they have seen Edward to please get in touch.
“I would also like to appeal direct to Edward, if you see or hear our appeals, please get in touch with either your family, friends, the police, or the Missing People charity and let us know that you are safe.”
Today officers concentrated their searches in the Bempton area of Humberside after a confirmed sighting of Mr Machin on Thursday 23 January.
He was described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build with dark brown hair and blue-grey eyes.
When he was last seen he was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, a light-coloured shirt, jeans and brown shoes.
The Missing People charity is supporting the appeal to find Mr Machin and will broadcast his image on digital media boards across Britain.
Anyone with any information is asked to phone North Yorkshire Police on 01904 618691, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
Confidential information can also be passed to the charity Missing People by phoning 116000.
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