Richard Cockerham is believed to have been heading for Scafell Pike

Richard Cockerham is believed to have been heading for Scafell Pike

Police are appealing for sightings of a man who went missing in the Lake District.

Richard Cockerham of Leeds is believed to have travelled to the area on Sunday morning, with the intention of ascending Scafell Pike.

Cumbria Constabulary said the 29-year-old’s vehicle has been found at the Brackenclose car park in Wasdale at the foot of one of the popular routes up the mountain. Police said he has not returned to his vehicle or contacted his family.

Mountain rescuers, including the Wasdale and Keswick teams, have been searching in what a Keswick MRT spokesperson described as ‘some interesting weather’.

Mr Cockerham is described as white with short, light-brown hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing a black anorak.

A police spokesperson said: “Anyone with any information about Richard, or anyone who has been walking in the area and believes they may have seen him, is asked to contact Cumbria police on 101.”

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