Urgent appeal over missing Leeds man with learning difficulties

Missing man George Ellwood
Missing man George Ellwood
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Police say they are very concerned for a “vulnerable” man with learning difficulties who has been missing for more than 24 hours.

George Ellwood, aged 63, left his home in Harehills to go for a walk at about 10am on Tuesday but hasn’t been seen since.

Officers say he has learning difficulties and has difficulty communicating.

He is white, about 5ft 8ins tall and slim, with balding hair and a close-shaven brown beard.

He was wearing a black anorak, a black jumper with a collar, dark trousers and black shoes.

Det Sgt Mark Atkinson, of Leeds CID, said: “It is out of character for Mr Ellwood to go missing like this and we are very concerned for his welfare. He normally doesn’t go very far from home and he is vulnerable due to his learning difficulties.

“We have officers out searching the area and we would urgently like to hear from anyone who has seen him or who knows his current whereabouts.”

Anyone with information should call the special operations room at Elland Road police station via 101.

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