POLICE are urging farmers to check their barns and other outbuildings as the search continues for missing North Yorkshire man Graham Roskell.

The 65-year-old has not been seen traced leaving Harrogate District Hospital, where he was receiving treatment, at about 8am on Saturday, November 3.

There have been more than 40 reported sightings of Mr Roskell, all of which are being investigated by police.

But officers are appealing for people, farmers in particular, to check outbuildings in case Mr Roskell has set up camp somewhere warm.

Inspector Dave Hall, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Although we have had a great response from people who have reported sightings and helped to search for Mr Roskell, there is still a real need for residents in and around Harrogate to search their outbuildings for him.

“I would especially appeal to local farmers to have a good look in their barns and other outbuildings to see if Mr Roskell has found a little corner where he has managed to keep himself warm, dry and out of sight.”

Yesterday, specially trained officers searched Crimple Wood, near the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, after a reported sighting of Mr Roskell.

Officers have also conducted further house-to-house inquiries and specialist teams have searched the River Nidd.

Posters have been put up in shops and local businesses and Mr Roskell’s family have set up the website findgraham.co.uk

Mr Roskell is white and 5ft 11ins tall, with a medium build. He has greyish-white straight hair, and although he was wearing glasses when he was last seen he doesn’t need them all the time.

Meanwhile, police in York are continuing to look for Ian Robinson, 47, who was last seen on Tuesday, October 30 near his home in Newborough Street in Clifton. He was wearing jeans and a grey coat and is described as white, of medium build with short, light brown hair.

Anyone with information about Mr Roskell or Mr Robinson should phone police on 101.