Missing jogger, 64, disappeared after going for a run with his dog
Police ramp up search for missing jogger, 64, who disappeared after going for a run with his dog as officers find his abandoned car
- Graham Connell disappeared on Monday after leaving his home at 3.45pm
- He went running with his Goldendoodle dog at Woodlesford Locks in Leeds
- His grey Mercedes GLE 400 was found on Bullough Lane near the locks entrance
- Contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing police log 1671 of December 18
Police are ramping up the search for a jogger who went missing after going for a run with his dog.
Graham Connell, 64, disappeared on Monday afternoon after he went for a run at about 3.45pm with his sandy-coloured Goldendoodle dog at Woodlesford Locks in Leeds.
He was reported missing on Monday evening when he failed to return home.
Police found his abandoned car, a grey Mercedes GLE 400, on Bullough Lane near the entrance to the locks.
Law enforcement officers, mountain rescue teams and a police helicopter are carrying out extensive searches, including the canal banks and nearby in the Woodlesford Locks area.
Graham Connell, 64, went missing on Monday after going for a run with his Goldendoodle dog
Police are searching for the missing jogger in the Woodlesford Locks area in Leeds
Graham, from Morley, Leeds, is described as slim with greying hair, which is wavy on top.
He was last seen wearing a royal blue drip-fit top, black leggings with shorts over the top and trainers.
His usual running route takes him from Woodlesford Lock to the motorway bridge, along the canal and then back along the opposite back towards St Aiden’s nature reserve.
Detective Inspector John Graham of Leeds District CID said: “We are very concerned for Graham’s welfare and since last night officers have been conducting extensive searches for him in the Woodlesford area.
“He was last seen leaving home at about 3.45pm for his usual run with his family’s female Goldendoodle dog, but failed to return home.
“It is out of character for Graham to go missing and we are urgently appealing for information from anyone who saw him or has any information about his whereabouts.”
West Yorkshire Police would like to speak to anyone who saw Graham parking up his car on Bullough Lane late on Monday afternoon.
Anyone able to assist enquiries can contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing police log 1671 of December 18.
Police have asked anyone with information to contact contact Leeds District CID on 101 referencing police log 1671 of December 18
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