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Gateshead man missing for over a week

Robert Norton Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a missing Gateshead man.

Robert Norton, 56, was last seen at a house in the Maltby area of Rotherham on the morning of Saturday, May 7, after travelling there from his home on Woodbine Street in Gateshead.

He left the address, telling a family member he was going to walk to his sister's house in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

However, Robert never arrived at the address and both his family and police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare. His disappearance has been described as out of character.

Robert is described as white, around 5'1'' tall, of slim build and with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing dark jeans, a navy polo top and a jacket.

If you know of Robert's whereabouts, or have spoken to him since he was last seen, then call police on 101 quoting reference 1009 12/05/16.

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Appeal to find missing Hartlepool teen

Clarke Wilson

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace 16-year-old Clarke Wilson from Hartlepool, who has not been seen since Thursday May 12.

Clarke is white, 6’2” tall and of slim build with a pale complexion and short blonde hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Anyone who has seen Clarke or who knows where he is should contact Cleveland Police on the 101 number.

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Police searching for missing 13-year-old Gateshead girl

UPDATE: Emma has now been found.

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing 13-year-old girl from Gateshead

Emma Bell from Festival Park Drive, Norwood was reported missing this morning (Saturday, April 23) at 6.35am.

She is described as white, small, petite build with blue eyes and short light brown hair. She was wearing a blue hoody and cream top with maroon writing on the front, blue jeans and brown canvas boots with white laces.

Emma is a pupil at Emmanuel College in Gateshead. Police are concerned for her welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate Emma

Officers are appealing for Emma to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises her to call police straightaway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 221 of 23/04/16.

Missing Northumberland author "wanted time to herself"

Missing author Helen Bailey Credit: Northumbria Police

Hertfordshire Constabulary say they understand that missing author Helen Bailey had apparently stated she needed a little time to herself before she was reported missing.

Police are continuing to appeal for information on the whereabouts of the well known author who is currently living in Royston but has connections to Kate and her home town of Ponteland.

She is 51-years-old and was reported missing on Friday April 15.

She was last seen at her home on Monday April 11.

We understand that before Helen was reported missing she had apparently stated that she needed a little time to herself.

However, it has now been over a week since she was last seen or heard from and we are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“We are keeping an open mind on the circumstances and have been carrying out a number of enquiries in order to try and locate Helen including specialist searches in the Royston

“I would ask Helen to please get in contact with us if she sees this appeal to let us know she is safe and well.”

– Detective Inspector Lynda Coates,

Helen is described as slim, with long black hair but it is not known what she was wearing at the time she went missing.

It is also believed that Helen may have her dog with her – a miniature Dachshund.

Specialist searches taking place for missing woman, originally from Northumberland

Helen Bailey was reported missing on Friday, April 15

Specialist searches are taking place in Hertfordshire today as the hunt for missing childrens' author Helen Bailey continues.

Helen is originally from Ponteland in Northumberland, but lives in Royston, Hertfordshire.

Helen, aged 51, was reported missing on Friday, April 15. She was last seen at her home address on Monday, April 11.

Detective Inspector Lynda Coates, who is leading the investigation, said: “We understand that before Helen was reported missing she had apparently stated that she needed a little time to herself. However it has now been over a week since she was last seen or heard from and we are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“We are keeping an open mind on the circumstances and have been carrying out a number of enquiries in order to try and locate Helen and these are continuing today with specialist searches in the Royston area.

“I would ask Helen to please get in contact with us if she sees this appeal to let us know she is safe and well.”

Helen is described as slim, with long black hair but it is not known what she was wearing at the time she went missing. It is also believed that Helen may have her dog with her – a miniature Dachshund.

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