Fresh appeals year after disappearance

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POLICE are re-appealing for information about a missing former Buxton man, a year after he was last seen.

Gary Bryan was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Taddington at about 8.10pm on April 27, 2010.

He had previously lived in Buxton and has friends in the town who he would often visit, though his home is at Belper Road, Derby.

In the year since his disappearance, police have carried out extensive inquiries to try and find Mr Bryan, including address checks and detailed searches around the Taddington area with the force helicopter, task force officers and local mountain rescue teams.

Now, as part of the ongoing missing person inquiry, police are re-visiting people who saw him in the days before his disappearance.

Mr Bryan, 39, who often went by the name of James Swift, liked to visit Blackpool and Rhyl – and Derbyshire police have circulated his description to officers in these areas.

Mr Bryan is white and about 5ft 11ins tall with blue eyes and greying hair. He is of slim build.

Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein said: “It’s been a year since we have had any reported sightings of Mr Bryan and we are concerned for his safety.

“Investigations show that he has not touched his usual bank account since he went missing and he has not been in contact with any of his friends.

“I would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch.

“I also want to appeal directly to Mr Bryan to make contact with police to let us know that he is safe and well.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 3333.