The police have released new CCTV images of an elderly man who has been missing for a week.
Alexander Cromar is 88 years old and needs regular medication. He was last seen leaving his home on Concorde Way in Jarrow on Sunday, June 3. Police believe he may have become confused.
His niece, Jean Little, described him as "very friendly" and "an all-round nice person" and said all the family are desperate for him to come home.
Mr Cromar uses public transport regularly and has previously travelled as far as Sheffield and Blackpool. He is 5 ft 11 inches tall and of skinny build, with white hair. He often wears a flat cap or trilby hat.
Detective Chief Inspector Christina Barrett, from Northumbria Police, said: "Mr Cromar's family are increasingly concerned for his welfare and understandably want to hear that he is ok.
"He is not in very good health and he can become confused at times. He is hard of hearing and we class him as vulnerable."
Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.