Update: Missing man found in Goathland

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Goathland village feature .Roman Road.Picture Richard Ponter 134804f

A man who was reported missing from his home earlier this week was found in Goathland on Sunday evening.

Tony Ashley (68), from Norfolk, was located in Goathland after being reported missing from his Norfolk home on Friday.

North Yorkshire Police thanked the public for their assistance in helping to locate Mr Ashley.

Saturday March 15 2014

Police are searching for Anthony (Tony) Ashley, 68, from Norfolk, who has not been heard from or seen since 6.30pm last night (Friday) when he spoke to his wife from a payphone at Whitby train station.

He was originally reported missing from his home address on Wednesday and was seen in York yesterday by officers from the York Minster police.

Although his whereabouts are unknown it is believed Tony is in the Whitby area and it is known that he likes visiting charity shops.

Police Sergeant Martin McLachlan, of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Tony, if you hear or see this appeal I urge you to contact your family straight away as they are very concerned about you and need to know that you are safe and well.

“If you would prefer not to speak to them directly, please call the police so that we can reassure them about your welfare. I am also appealing to anyone who may have seen Tony to contact the police immediately.”

Sgt McLachlan added: “I am particularly keen to hear from people working in charity shops, which Tony may have visited, and ask them to get in touch.”

Mr Ashley is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, with a medium build and has short grey hair and beard.

Anyone who can help to locate Tony Ashley should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101m select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12140041343.