THE police hunt for two missing Huddersfield men continues.
Extensive searches have so far failed to uncover any traces of Neil Bryson, of Scholes, and Bradley man Bernard Hallas.
Yesterday a West Yorkshire Police spokesman stressed that both searches were ongoing and they were still actively looking for the two men.
The police have devoted considerable resources and thousands of man hours to the two hunts. They have also enlisted the help of helicopters, divers and mountain rescue volunteers with dogs.
So far their efforts have been in vain – there have been no reported sightings of either man since the days of their disappearances.
Married father-of-two Neil Bryson, 50, left his Wadman Road home at 6.30am on Tuesday November 27. He was last seen wearing a dark suit with a shirt and tie and a dark brown Barbour-style coat.
His car was later discovered in a car park near Yateholme Reservoir, above the village of Holme. This prompted a night-time search by Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
A few days later, expert divers searched sections of the reservoir at the lonely beauty spot.
Mr Bryson, a healthcare professional, is described as white, around 6ft tall, of slim build, bald on top and with hair around the side.
Bernard Hallas, 84, was seen on December 18 on a bus in Huddersfield bus station wearing blue checked pyjamas and a sheepskin coat and a brown hat.
He had travelled to Marsden and back on the bus.
When staff asked Mr Hallas, of Stutely Grove, Bradley, if he was OK, he told them to mind their own business.
He was last seen on CCTV at around 11pm that night in Wakefield Road, Aspley, having walked down High Street and Ramsden Street.
The following day police mounted a full-scale search of woods and fields around Bradley.
Mr Hallas, who suffers from a severe medical condition, is described as white, around 5ft 5ins tall and frail and with wispy grey hair.
Police are asking anyone with relevant information about either man to call 999 immediately.