Police have renewed their appeal for information about a missing man who is known to be a keen Lake District walker. West Yorkshire police have issued a new CCTV image of missing Martin Sales from Liversedge following a new sighting of him at the weekend.  

Kirklees CID has again appealed for Martin (40) to get in touch, or for anyone who can help them find him to make contact, following a positive sighting of him in Clifton, Bristol on Sunday (August 13).

Officers spoke with two people who saw Martin near the Armytage Arms pub in Clifton at about 1pm, and believe he may have been camping on land nearby.

The missing 40-year-old, who is a keen walker, is believed to have been using the name ‘Gavin’ locally if persons have spoken with him. 

As well as the Lake District, he is known to enjoy walking in the Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian’s Wall.

Martin was reported missing shortly before 11pm on Wednesday, 2 August, but is believed to have been in his Liversedge home at around 9.30am that day.

He is described as being of slim build and six foot tall. He may also be carrying a rucksack.

Officers do not believe Martin has access to a vehicle. 

The Westmorland Gazette: Martin Sales went missing on Wednesday, August 2

DS Leo Pearson of Kirklees CID, said: "We are continuing our enquiries to find Martin and are focusing search activity in the Clifton area.

"We do believe Martin may be wild camping on land there and would appeal to anyone who may have seen him to contact us.
“He is believed to be carrying a large rucksack and has been telling people he has spoken with that his name is Gavin.

"I’d also directly appeal to Martin to get in touch with us.  Martin, your family is really concerned for you as we are, and everyone just wants to make sure you are OK.

"Anyone who has any information which can help us is asked to contact police via 101 or use the Live Chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting log 1808 of 2 August."