Police are continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of 88-year-old Alexander Cromar, who was reported missing on Wednesday, 6th June 2012.
It was thought he was last seen leaving his home in Concorde Way, Jarrow, South Tyneside, on Sunday, June 3. However, police enquiries have established he was seen later that day shopping in Morrisons and Wilkinsons in Jarrow.
The family of a missing pensioner say they are desperate for him to come home. 88-year-old Alexander Cromar has been missing from his home in Jarrow for a week. His niece Jean Little described him as "all round a nice person".
Police increasingly concerned for missing 88 year old
Police are looking for an 88-year-old man who has now been missing for five days. Alexander Cromar was last seen leaving his home in Concorde Way in Jarrow, South Tyneside on Sunday.
"We're now becoming increasingly concerned for Mr Alexander's welfare as it's almost five days since he was last seen. We know he suffers from Alzheimer's disease and it may be he has become confused."
An application to create a third World Heritage site in the North East has been withdrawn. It had been hoped the seventh century monasteries of St Paul's at Jarrow and St Peter's at Sunderland would be listed alongside Durham Cathedral and Hadrian's Wall.
The sites were nominated by the government in 2006. They were recently inspected by the International Council of Monuments and Sites but their evaluation was disappointing and the application for the status has now been withdrawn.