Police issue second appeal to trace vulnerable missing man from Essendon

Richard Leo. Picture: Herts Police

Richard Leo. Picture: Herts Police

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Police have issued a second appeal to try to trace missing Essendon man Richard Leo.

Richard Leo is missing from Essendon.
Picture: Herts Police Richard Leo is missing from Essendon. Picture: Herts Police

Richard, aged 40, was last seen at his home address in the village at 10am on Saturday, December 16.

He is described as a white man, around 5ft 10in tall, with dark brown hair.

He is clean shaven and was last seen wearing a grey denim bomber-style jacket, baggy blue jeans and brown boat/plimsoll style shoes.

He was carrying a small grey/khaki coloured messenger style bag.

Richard often travels to Hertford by bus and also takes walks in the areas around Essendon Golf Club, the playing fields and surrounding woodland.

He is vulnerable and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Detective Sergeant Dean Trollope, who is investigating, said: “Richard has been missing for two weeks now and we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We have had one reported sighting, in Kentish Lane near Essendon, on Saturday December 16, which is the day Richard was last seen.

“Richard – if you are reading this, please make contact to let us know that you are okay. Your family are worried about you. You can call us on 101 or if you’d rather not contact police directly, you can call the Missing People charity on 116 000.”

Anyone who sees Richard or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call the non-emergency number 101 straight away, quoting ISR 197 of December 20.

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