Search continues for teacher who went missing on his way to York school

Nicholas Harper
17 Feb 2019 @ 5.28 pm
| News

A student teacher who has been working at a York school has now been missing for ten days.

Nicholas Harper, 50, from Pickering, was last seen when he left for his work placement at Archbishop Holgate’s School on the morning of Thursday 7 February.

His vehicle was later found at Cowhouse Wood, north of Helmsley, where police have concentrated their searches.

Officers and volunteer search and rescue teams have been searching the area with the help of police search dogs, drone cameras and the National Police Air Service helicopter.

Support in school

Nicholas Harper
Nicholas is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall and of stocky build with dark brown short hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a three piece suit and shirt.

He is an “ultra” runner and can run long distances.

In a school newsletter, Archbishop Holgate’s headteacher Andrew Daly wrote:

  • You may be aware that we have a member of our school community
    missing at the moment, Mr Harper, an ITT student on placement in the science department.

    Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time and we continue to pray for his safe return.

    Support is available in school for any students and staff who are affected.

If anyone believes they have seen Nicholas or has any information that could help the search, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 12190023491.