MISSING MAN LATEST: Taxi ruled out of investigation as searches resume

A taxi has been ruled out of police investigations into the search for a missing Whitby man.

This morning, North Yorkshire Police confirmed the black Volkswagen Passat estate, which was said to have picked up a fare from the New Bridge in the early hours of Saturday morning, has been ruled out of the investigation.

Searches to trace Ian, aged 43, are continuing around the Whitby area today and around the base of Larpool viaduct.

Officers are urging people who see anyone matching his description to contact them as soon as possible. He is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall, with a medium build, short black hair, brown eyes and a pale complexion. It is believed Ian is wearing blue jeans, a dark green hooded top and brown Adidas trainers.

Anyone who has seen Ian since Friday night is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Please quote reference number 12130223922 when passing information about Ian Gibbon’s whereabouts.