Wales

Fresh appeal for information on missing Harlech man

John Mitchinson
Image caption John Mitchinson disappeared on Boxing Day

Police have renewed their appeal for information about a missing man from Harlech, Gwynedd who was last seen on Boxing Day.

John Howard Mitchinson, 54, was reported missing on Tuesday.

He is described as being 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, balding, wearing a navy blue raincoat and could be wearing glasses.

Anyone with information can contact North Wales Police on 101, text 66767 or call Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

Insp Gareth Evans said it was believed that Mr Mitchinson was last seen mid-afternoon on 26 December.

Helicopter

Police are anxious to hear from anyone who may have seen him since then.

"We have carried out an extensive search in the area and the Mountain Rescue Team have also completed a search this morning with a negative result," he said.

"We are now seeking the assistance of members of the public and appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr Mitchinson to please contact the police as soon as possible."

An extensive search of the Harlech area for John Mitchinson was carried out earlier in the week using dogs, the force helicopter and mountain rescuers.

Members of the local public were also asked to check their gardens and sheds in case he had taken shelter there.

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