Police are appealing for information to trace missing 53-year-old Robert Filipiak from Hartlepool.
He was last seen at around 7:20am on 18th May in Hartlepool.
Officers say that it is unusual for him to not be in contact with family.
- He was last seen wearing a grey jacket, checked white and yellow shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes.
- He is described as 5ft 7inches tall, medium build and brown eyes.
One of the region's main routes, the A19, is closed in both directions during this morning's rush-hour after a collision in the Hartlepool area.
Few details have been confirmed - Cleveland Police say only one vehicle was involved in the crash - which happened at 7.45am on the northbound carriageway at Elwick.
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UKIP won three more seats on Hartlepool Council in Thursday's election taking their total to five.
Party leader Nigel Farage says what has happened there could happen across the North East.
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The results from the Hartlepool Council elections:
Putting Hartlepool First: 1
See more details on the full results here
The three UKIP gains are below:
Hartlepool Labour HOLD - with UKIP gaining three seats.
More to follow.
Cleveland Police have issued the following statement regarding an armed incident at Titan House in Hartlepool this morning.
Police remain outside the house afternoon, however they do not believe there is any threat to anyone inside or to the public.
Police are still in attendance at Titan House in York Road Hartlepool but can confirm it is not believed there is any threat to anyone inside the building or to the wider community in Hartlepool.
People are being allowed into and out of the building, however, police are still investigating an incident which took place there this morning when they responded to someone armed with a firearm inside the building.
An investigation has commenced to find out if this was the case, but there is no reason to believe anyone is now under any type of threat or in danger.
Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit were called to the house at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
Enquiries are on-going.