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Search for Missing York Man Moves to Yorkshire Coast

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7:14am 29th January 2014

The search for missing York man Ed Machin is now focussing on the Bempton area of the Yorkshire coast.

Police say investigations so far lead them to believe Edward travelled by train to Scarborough on 23 January where he caught a taxi to Bempton in Humberside, having purchased a return ticket to Bempton.

His 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".

39-year-old Ed Machin was reported missing on Monday after his family raised concerns as they hadn't heard from him for several days.

Ed was due to speak to a friend via a webchat on Saturday and didn’t log on. He was also due back at work on Monday morning and did not arrive. Police say this is very out of character for him.

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.”

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

Edward 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 Wednesday 23 January, he was wearing a dark coloured jacket, a light coloured shirt, jeans and brown shoes.

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

Or you can pass information to the Missing People charity on 116 000. Information can be passed to the charity anonymously if you prefer.

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