SCARBOROUGH and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT) were deployed in the early hours of this morning to assist police in searching for a man they have concerns for.

Peter Brown, 46, from the Whitby area, went missing from Scarborough on the afternoon of Wednesday May 8.

He is described as a white, about 6ft 1in tall, and of muscular/athletic build. He is unshaven and his hair is a greying/brown colour which is slightly thinning.

He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie underneath a blue waist length jacket, loose grey cotton jogging bottoms, and blue Nike trainers.

It is believed that he could also have been wearing a blue baseball cap.

Gazette & Herald:

SRMRT said: "We deployed three hill parties, including one of our search dogs, to search the wooded area and steep ground surrounding Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.

"Having completed the areas without result the police stood us down at 6am."

Police added: "Extensive police searches are continuing to locate Peter. If you have seen him since 5.30pm yesterday, or know where he is, please contact 101 and quote reference number 12190083137."