Police have released this statement about missing Consett man Dean Robson.
"Dean did not arrive at work on Sunday night which it totally out of character. He usually walks to work and his family tell us that he knows the area like the back of his hand. It is possible that Dean may have had an accident on his way to work, perhaps as a result of taking a short cut.
“We are growing increasingly concerned for Dean and are keen to trace him as soon as possible.
“Dean is a very popular young man who works for the company International Cuisine where he is a well-respected member of staff. Anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact police as soon as possible.”