RESIDENTS of North Yorkshire who were on holiday in Crete last month have been urged to contact police if they saw a missing man.

Robert Arthur Jones visited the Souda Bay Cemetery, near Chania, on June 18, but has been missing since then.

Mr Jones, from Denbigh, north Wales, attended the Second World War cemetery that day, and North Wales Police and the Greek authorities are keen to speak to anyone else there on that day.

Superintendent Steve Williams said: “We know that Arthur has attended there on June 18, probably around the early morning time. The visitor’s book shows that there were a number of British people there on the same day. Is your name on this visitors list or do you know anyone who has signed their name in the book?

“Our hope is that someone remembers seeing or even speaking to him. I would also ask that if anyone took photographs there to check whether Arthur is in the background as it may identify the clothing Arthur was wearing.”

Mr Jones, a former soldier and keen walker, is 73 years old, five feet six inches tall, with medium build, short grey hair and a grey moustache.

Anyone with information should phone North Wales Police on 03003300101, quoting reference number R103354 .