Helicopter joins search for missing Pock man

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A POLICE helicopter has been scrambled above Pocklington in recent evenings in a bid to find a missing vulnerable man from the town.

David Huitson, 62, of Springfield Road, was last seen by his family on Monday, 13 June, at around 2.30pm, when he left home to go for a walk.

Worried family members contacted the police shortly before 7pm on Monday after he failed to return.

Concerns over his safety have been increasing and police have taken to the skies above the town in recent evenings in the hope of tracing him.

The helicopter was sent up on Monday at around 11pm, circling the town several times. It returned again on Tuesday evening.

Mr Huitson suffers from Parkinson’s disease which requires regular medication and his physical health will significantly decline if he does not take his medication.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, stocky build, with short, straight black hair.

When last seen he was wearing a light-grey, long-sleeved jumper, dark grey jogging bottoms and black shoes with velcro fastenings.

Residents in the Pocklington area have been urged to help police by searching their sheds, garages or outbuildings for any sign of Mr Huitson.

Other members of the public are asked to be vigilant and report any possible sightings of Mr Huitson to police.

Mr Huitson, or anyone who knows his whereabouts or believes they may have seen him since he was last seen on Monday, should contact Humberside Police on 0845 60 60 222, quoting log 660 of Monday, 13 June.

* Mr Huitson was still missing at the time of going to print.