Daughter of missing elderly man from Harrogate makes emotional plea

George sited on the bus from York to Leeds on March 3. Police CCTV images.

George sited on the bus from York to Leeds on March 3. Police CCTV images.

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The daughter of missing 77-year-old George Bass from Harrogate, has desperately urged her dad to get in touch.

George was reported missing on Wednesday March 2 and was last seen sighting on CCTV in Leeds the following day.

George on the York to Leeds bus on March 3. Police CCTV images.

George on the York to Leeds bus on March 3. Police CCTV images.

Police now know from CCTV sightings that the day George went missing he took a bus to Leeds, then went by bus from Leeds to York and back on March 3.

George’s daughter, Sarah, said: “My dad has been missing for over a week now. We are desperately worried about him and just want to know he is safe.

“Dad, if you are reading or listening to this appeal, please let the police know that you are safe.

“Extended family, your old work colleagues, neighbours, anyone who knew you, are all contacting me to see how they can help in finding you. Everyone cares Dad, more than you may think or realise.

A recent image of George.

A recent image of George.

“Please put our minds at rest and let us know you are safe.

“If you prefer, you can contact the missing people charity who are helping us with our appeal. You can contact them in confidence and they will keep your whereabouts confidential if that’s what you prefer.”

The missing people charity can be contacted on 116000 24 hours a day.

George is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with white receding hair, hazel eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a blue fleece underneath, brown trousers, a dark blue hat, dark blue gloves and black slip-on shoes.

Police have also now released some information describing some of George's personal habits and characteristics.

He is said to have a habit of clenching his hands when he walks and when not wearing gloves he has a habit of touching each finger in turn to his thumb, as if he’s counting.

Officers investigating George’s disappearance are also urging anyone who believes they have seen George, including employees at hotels, guest houses, and hostels in Leeds and York to contact them.

Anyone with information about George is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.