POLICE are trying to trace a missing man after he made a call to his wife from a payphone in Whitby.

Whitby Police are appealing for help in finding Anthony Ashley, 68, from Wymondham, Norfolk, who has not been heard from or seen since 6.30pm on Friday, (March 14), when he made the call from Whitby train station.

Mr Ashley, known as Tony, is about 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short, grey hair and beard.

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He was reported missing from his home on Wednesday, March 12, and was seen in York earlier on Friday, March 14, by officers from the York Minster police.

It is known that Mr Ashley 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 people working in charity shops, which Tony may have visited, and ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help to locate Tony Ashley should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101m and pass the information to the Force Control Room.