December 11, 2019 1.06 pm This story is over 47 months old

Found: Police extremely concerned for missing Spilsby man

He may panic if approached directly

Update: Police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Richard has been found and is safe and well.

A vulnerable 50-year-old man from Spilsby has been missing for 48 hours and police are extremely concerned about him.

Richard Mason was reported missing from his Spilsby home in Lincolnshire on December 9 and it is believed he may panic if approached directly.

Lincolnshire Police believe he may have been in Cirencester in Gloucestershire during the morning of Wednesday, December 11, so the force is also seeking help with their appeal in this area.

Richard is described as white, six foot six inches tall, with dark grey, short hair. Police said he may be wearing an olive green bomber jacket and appear unshaven.

They believe he will have his black Labrador dog with him and may be using a black Ford Fiesta with the registration KV06UAL.

Police said: “Richard is feeling vulnerable and may panic if approached directly so please report sightings to police rather than seeking to engage him.”

Have you seen Richard? Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Anyone with information regarding Richard’s whereabouts should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.