Police say family of missing Riccall man are 'worried sick', and just want him home for Christmas

York Press: Simon Hodgson-Greaves Simon Hodgson-Greaves

POLICE have teamed up with the Missing People charity in the continuing hunt for a man whose van was found abandoned in a cliff-top car park on the Yorkshire Coast.

Police say Simon Hodgson-Greaves, 47, of Riccall, near Selby, whose van was parked at the RSPB visitor centre at Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington, has still not been found.

PC Scott Gatman of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Simon’s family are worried sick about him and just want him home for Christmas."

Simon was last seen by his family more than a week ago and was reported missing last Saturday. He is known to go on frequent camping trips and likes to go walking.

Police said today it was now known he had been staying in his van on and off for a number of weeks.

Humberside Police have searched the Bempton Cliffs area on foot and using air support, but found no sign of him.

PC Gatman said: "I am appealing to any members of the public, including motorists, public transport workers, passengers and walkers who believe they have seen Simon or given him a lift since Friday 20 December to contact the police as a matter of urgency.

“Better still, if Simon sees or hears this appeal, please get in touch with friends, family, the police or the Missing People charity and let us know that you are safe and well. The Missing People charity can be contacted in confidence if you do not want to contact the police.”

Simon is described as white, around 6ft tall and of slim build. He has sandy coloured hair, a greying beard and moustache, blue eyes and wears spectacles. It is not known what he will be wearing, however, he is known to dress very smartly and often wears tweed jackets, shirts and scarves.


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