Police appeal for missing man believed to have travelled to Bempton

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Police are appealing for help to find a missing man believed to have travelled to Bempton.

Edward Machin, 39, from York was reported missing on Monday 27 January after his family raised concerns about not hearing from him.

He was due to speak to a friend via a webchat on Saturday but didn’t log on, and didn’t arrive for work on Monday morning.

It is understood that this is very out of character for him.

Edward’s brother Ben has made a direct appeal to him to get in touch.

He said: “Ed, if you hear this, please, please just get in contact either with me, one of your other close friends or through the missing persons bureau and the police.

“There are so many people that have been in touch, who care about you and who need to know that you are safe and want you back with us.”

North Yorkshire Police believe that Edward travelled by train to Scarborough on Thursday 23 January where he caught a taxi to Bempton in Humberside, having purchased a return ticket to Bempton.

He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall, of slim build with dark brown hair and blue-grey eyes. When he was last seen on CCTV at Scarborough railway station on Thursday 23 January, he was wearing a dark coloured jacket, a light coloured shirt, jeans and brown shoes.

Officers are appealing to anyone who has seen a man matching Edward’s description to contact the police or the Missing People charity.

Inspector Andy Farrar of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Edward’s disappearance and lack of contact is completely out of character and we are very concerned for his safety.

“I urge anyone who has seen him or knows where he is now to get in touch. Better still, if Edward sees or hears this appeal, please contact your family, friends or the police and let us know that you are safe.”

Anyone with any information can contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Or call the Missing People charity on 116 000. Information can be passed to the charity anonymously.

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