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Missing Middlesbrough man, Stephen Smith

Police are concerned for a missing man from Middlesbrough.

52-year-old Stephen Smith from Fullbeck Road was last seen at 11am today (April 17) but was in contact with his family at 5.00pm.

He may have taken several different medications and he complained of a stomach ache when he contacted his family.


Police 'concerned' for missing Middlesbrough man

Mr Hughes was last seen on Saturday Credit: Cleveland Police

Police say they're urgently appealing for information to find 41 year old Andrew Hughes, who's from the Cargo Fleet Lane area of Middlesbrough. He was reported missing yesterday.

He's described as white, almost 6 feet tall, with short brown, greying hair. He is believed to be wearing a blue coat and grey jogging bottoms. Anyone with information is urged to contact the non-emergency number 101.

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Search for missing man extended

William Notley, known as Bill Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police searching for missing York man William Notley, also known as Bill, are concentrating their searches in Humberside. Extensive enquiries have been carried out since he was reported missing and his car was spotted travelling into the area yesterday.

Humberside Police are assisting North Yorkshire officers with local searches of the area. Police are appealing for Mr Notley to get in touch with them or his family and let everyone know that he is safe.

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Missing York man

Missing - William Notley Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for help to find a man who has gone missing from York. William Notley, also known as Bill or Billy, from Copmanthorpe, failed to turn up for work this morning. He was last seen by his wife just after 8am. The alarm was raised by his employer when he failed to arrive at work.

He's described as white, of slim build, 5ft 6ins tall, with a naturally tanned complexion, brown eyes and light brown hair, which is thinning. He was wearing a burgundy fleece with "Just Travel" written on the chest, and grey trousers.

"I am appealing to anyone who has seen a man matching Mr Notley's description or his blue car, to contact us . Both his family and the police are very concerned for his welfare and want to know that he is safe.

If Mr Notley sees or hears our appeal, I would like to make a direct appeal to him. Bill, your family are very very concerned for you and I urge you to please contact your family, friends or the police and let us know that you are safe."

Sergeant John Asvadi, York Police

Missing Bishop Auckland man

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a 65-year-old man last seen on Friday lunchtime in Bishop Auckland town centre.

Wilfred Ainsley-Weighell has failed to return to his home at Etherley Lodge, Bishop Auckland.

He is known to visit local betting shops, pubs and use public transport.

Mr Ainsley-Weighell is described as white, with a pale complexion and blue eyes.

He is 5ft 10ins tall with a North-East accent and was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans, a brown flat cap and brown checked scarf with white trainers.


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Family worried for missing man

Keith David Broadbent has been missing since Tuesday Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Keith David Broadbent, from Harrogate, was last seen by his daughter on Sunday, driving his blue Fiat Punto along Knaresborough Road around 5-6pm. It's since been found at Conyngham Hall in Knaresborough.

Officers are currently conducting extensive searches along the banks of the River Nidd and the area surrounding Conyngham Hall in an effort to trace him.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 1- and pass information to the Force Control Room

Search for convicted killer on the run

Police are searching for a patient who left a secure hospital in Newcastle.

44-year-old Phillip Westwater left St Nicholas Hospital on Jubilee Road in Gosforth, Newcastle, on the morning of Wednesday January 2nd.

Westwater was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

At 10am on January 2 Mr Westwater was being escorted in the hospital when he asked to go to the toilets from where he escaped.

He left the clothing he had been wearing in the toilets and so police do not have a description of his clothes.

Officers are making enquiries into this individual and risks he may or may not pose.

People are asked to contact police on the 999 emergency number if they see him and not to approach him.

  • Mr Westwater is:
  • White
  • 6 feet tall
  • Slim build
  • Brown/grey hair
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