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.
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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George Bass' wife and granddaughter have issued a further appeal for George to get in touch.
George, 77, from Harrogate, was reported missing on Wednesday 2 March 2016. The last confirmed sighting of him was in Leeds the following day when he got off a bus at Leeds bus station.
Wife Irenie, said: “Both me and your granddaughter Sabrina, want you to know that we are all so desperately worried about you. We just want you to please come home or let us know that you are safe. We love you so much and just want you to be safe.”
Inspector Alex Langley of Harrogate police, also appealed directly to George. He said: “George, if you see this appeal, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe. It’s been over a week now and you family are beside themselves with worry. If you prefer, you can call the missing people charity in confidence.”
George is described as white, 5'6'' tall with white receding hair, hazel eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey waterproof jacket with a blue fleece underneath, brown trousers, a dark blue hat, dark blue gloves and black slip-on shoes.
George has a habit of clenching his hands when he walks. When he is not wearing gloves he has a habit of touching each finger in turn to his thumb, as if he’s counting.
Anyone with information about George is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
Police are urgently trying to trace missing 14-year-old Mark Ronnie Freer who was last seen at a property on Evesham Road in Middlesbrough at midday on Sunday March 6.
Mark is a white man with short dark hair. He was wearing a navy blue tracksuit.
Anyone with information about Mark's whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.
Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing 29-year-old woman from Newcastle who is 6 months pregnant.
Lyndsey Wilkinson from Hugh Gardens was reported missing on Friday, March 4, from her home address.
She is described a white a woman, 5 ft 4" tall, of heavy build, with brown eyes and long brown hair.
Police are concerned for her welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate Lyndsey.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101,
67-year-old Kathleen Holroyd from Sacriston had been missing since yesterday, but has now been found safe and well.
Newcastle born Esther Beadle, who had been working as a journalist at a newspaper in Oxford, has been 'found safe' after making contact with police in London.
She'd not been seen since Friday evening - causing friends and family to report her missing.
The father of a man who went missing after a night out in York has issued an emotional appeal for his safe return.
Rory Johnson-Hatfield, 29, from Skipton was last seen three weeks ago in the City Mills area.
His family arranged additional searches of the River Ouse, with the York Rescue Boat, after police searches were suspended due to flooding.
Doug Hatfield said Rory's disappearance had "left a hole" in the family's heart.