Concern for Bradford health manager missing for more than a week

Concern is growing for a senior Bradford health care manager who has been missing from his home for more than a week.

Police frogmen are trawling a reservoir as part of the search for Neil Bryson, a 50-year-old married father-of-two.

Mr Bryson has a senior managerial role in mental health and community health care, as the Bradford East Locality Service Manager for the Bradford District Care Trust.

Police are appealing for anyone who sees Mr Bryson to get in touch. He was last seen at his home in Wadman Road, Scholes, Huddersfield, at around 6.30am on Tuesday, November 27.

Police have been concentrating their searches on the Yate Holme Reservoir, close to the nearby village of Holme, after Mr Bryson’s car was discovered in a car park there.

Nicola Lees, deputy chief executive of the Bradford NHS Care Trust, confirmed Mr Bryson is the Bradford East locality service manager for the Trust.

She said: “His disappearance is of great concern to all who know and work with him.

“We are doing everything possible to assist the police in their efforts to locate him and we are in regular contact with his family.

“If anyone has information about Neil’s disappearance please call the police.”

Detective Inspector Neil Benson, of Huddersfield CID, said: “Searches are continuing following the disappearance of Neil Bryson.

“Officers are searching in the area of Yate Holme Reservoir, this includes officers on the ground and also an Underwater Search Team.

“He was last seen at his home address at around 6.30am last Tuesday.

“Mr Bryson is described as white, around 6ft tall, of slim build, bald on top and with greying black hair around the side.

“When last seen he was wearing a dark suit, with shirt and tie, and a dark brown Barbour-style coat on top of his suit.

“Mr Bryson, or anyone who sees him, is asked to contact police on 101.”

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