Police search river at Tadcaster for missing brewery owner

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The River Wharfe at Tadcaster, which has been searched by police looking for missing brewery owner (inset) Jesus Moreno  Picture: Press Camera Club member Lewis Pratt
The River Wharfe at Tadcaster, which has been searched by police looking for missing brewery owner (inset) Jesus Moreno Picture: Press Camera Club member Lewis Pratt

POLICE have been searching the River Wharfe at Tadcaster for a missing brewery owner.

West Yorkshire Police said Jesus Moreno, 41, founder and owner of Piglove Brewing Co in Leeds, was reported missing on August 2 with concerns raised for his welfare.

A spokesperson said he was found to have caught a Harrogate-bound number 36 bus from Leeds bus station at 6.10am on Monday, August 1, and got off on the A61 Harrogate Road in the vicinity of Swindon Lane near Dunkeswick at 6.39am.

"He was seen on CCTV near to Harewood Bridge at 8.14am that morning, and further CCTV showed him entering a field on the Leeds side of the bridge, opposite Harewood Bridge Sawmills," they said.

"Police search advisers have been overseeing a search of the area with support from specialist marine and underwater search officers, who have checked the surface of the waterway down to Tadcaster."

Anyone with information should phone Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log 1061 of August 2.