Urgent appeal to find missing Kirkstall man on blue mobility scooter with "serious health issues"

Police have launched an urgent appeal to trace a man who has gone missing on a blue mobility scooter.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 6:48 am
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 11:19 am

Seamus (James) McLoughlin has gone missing from Kirkstall, Leeds.

Police described him as a "White male, grey hair, glasses, 6ft, wearing a straw hat, beige jumper, on a blue mobility scooter and carrying crutches".

Seamus has serious health and mobility issues, police said.

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Seamus (James) McLoughlin has gone missing from Kirkstall, Leeds.

Anyone with information should contact the force quoting log 1224 04/07/21.


Seamus McLoughlin, aged 64, from Bramley, was reported missing after last being seen leaving the Nisa store, in Raynville Road, at 11.24am yesterday (4/7).

He is believed to have made his way to an area of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal near Kirkstall.

He has serious health and mobility issues and was using a black and blue mobility scooter and carrying crutches.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, with grey hair and glasses.

He was wearing a straw hat, a beige jumper, a grey zip-up cardigan and a black support boot on his leg.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said: “Seamus’s family are understandably anxious, given the length of time he has now been missing, and we would like to hear urgently from anyone who has seen him.

“We have officers out searching the area and would like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist in locating him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 1224 of July 4 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat