HUNDREDS of leaflets have been distributed to homes across York as the search continues for a man missing for ten days.

Police officers, dogs and drones have all been used in widespread searches for 72-year-old Joseph Cafferkey from Acomb.

Over the weekend, hundreds of flyers with details about Mr Cafferkey were delivered by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team to properties in the south-west of the city.

In addition, police posts on social media with a photograph of Mr Cafferkey and the number to call with information have so far reached more than 50,000 people.

Areas searched by officers include a wide radius around his home address; St Nicholas Fields, where Joseph used to volunteer; and Hob Moor, a large area of common land not far from his home.

Checks have also been carried out at local hospitals and those in other areas for anyone matching his description.

However, despite these extensive searches, and a trawl of CCTV systems, Mr Cafferkey has not been seen since he was reported missing on October 2. His disappearance is out of character, and police are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Mr Cafferkey is described as white, medium build, with receding grey hair. He speaks with a strong Irish accent.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said on Monday: “Joseph is still missing, and we are extremely concerned for his welfare. "Anyone who may have seen him should contact 101.