A MISSING man was depressed about losing his job, police revealed today.
They also said that Dariusz Michalowski – missing for almost two months – had vanished before while in his native Poland.
But on each occasion, he had returned home within days.
Police in Huddersfield are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Michalowski, who has not been seen since March 13.
It was then that he left his home in Macaulay Road, Birkby, and set off to visit a friend in Lockwood.
He never arrived there and has also not returned to his home, where he had left behind many of his belongings including his passport.
The 44-year-old man did have an EU identity card, which may have allowed him to leave the UK.
But police confirmed they had carried out checks on airports and ports with no trace of him.
He has lived in the UK since last October and moved to Huddersfield in January.
He had been working as a gardener in the grounds of the Nostell Priory estate near Wakefield.
Since moving to Huddersfield, he had had a number of temporary jobs, including gardening and labouring.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Mr Michalowski is still missing and despite our appeals, there has been no information about him.
“He is known to have lived a transient lifestyle, especially when he was back in Poland.
“He would often go missing for several days and then return again.
“He is known to have been down about being out of work.”
Police have carried out extensive checks all over Huddersfield, liaising with members of the Polish community, but have found no sightings of Mr Michalowski.
Mr Michalowski is white, 5ft 5in tall and of slim build.
He has receding black hair and is generally clean shaven.
When he was last seen, he was wearing a black and grey jumper, dark- coloured sports trousers and a black sports cap.
The inquiry is being run by West Yorkshire Police missing persons unit.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Malcolm Cook or Huddersfield CID. Telephone: 0845 6060606.