UPDATE: Police search River Esk

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Police attempting to locate traces of missing man Ian Gibbon have this morning begun to search the River Esk and Whitby Harbour.

Mr Gibbon has not been seen since he left his home at around 10pm on Friday December 27.

Police searching the River Esk around the upper harbour for missing man Ian Gibbon''w135305b

Police searching the River Esk around the upper harbour for missing man Ian Gibbon''w135305b

His silver Vauxhall Zafira was found at Larpool Lane near to the viaduct early the following morning.

In the days since, Whitby Coastguard and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team have searched the woods around Larpool, with no success.

Police have now switched their attention to the Esk and are using specialist search equipment.

Ian Gibbon

Ian Gibbon

Police searching the River Esk around the upper harbour for missing man Ian Gibbon''w135305d

Police searching the River Esk around the upper harbour for missing man Ian Gibbon''w135305d