Police say they ‘urgently need to find’ a man who’s gone missing from his home in Leeds, and who may now be in the Ripon area.

Officers say they’re ‘very concerned’ for the welfare of 56 year old Ian Kowalczyk, he has links to North Stainley and may have travelled there.

The last sighting of Ian was near his home in the Stanningley area of Leeds at around 10am on Friday 26th March, and police are unsure of his whereabouts since then.

He was driving a silver Kia C’eed estate, registration RJ12HNK (pictured below).



He is described as white, 5ft 11ins tall, slim build, with short brown hair that is starting to go grey. He was last seen wearing a padded camouflage coat, blue jeans, and brown Sketchers trainers.

Detective Inspector Michael Herbert, of West Yorkshire Police, said:

“Ian has been missing for five days now and we remain very concerned for his welfare and urgently need to find him.

“His family believe he could have travelled to the village of North Stainley where he has past connections. We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him in that area or the silver Kia Ceed he is driving.

“We have no information to confirm that he is there and would still like to hear from anyone who has seen him or his car anywhere else since he went missing.”

Anyone with information which could help locate Ian is asked to contact Leeds District CID by calling 101 and quoting log 2069 of March 26, or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat