***UPDATE - SHE HAS NOW BEEN FOUND SAFE AND WELL**\*
A major search is underway after a woman vanished while on holiday in Tenerife.
Cassandra Sprawling, of Winlaton, Gateshead, left her apartment at Parque Santiago II in Playas de las Americas at 1am on Saturday, June 18 to buy alcohol.
She was last seen leaving Bad Bob's Bar, just 50 metres away, with an orange carrier bag containing her purchases.
She had attempted to make some contact with friends but the messages and calls were not seen until the following morning, say the Lucie Blackman Trust, an organisation which helps British victims abroad.
Cassandra is 5ft 2ins tall, with short, bobbed brown hair that has highlights put through the top. She was wearing a sleeveless navy blouse with white flowers on and dark navy jeans.
Anyone with information should contact the Lucie Blackman Trust on 0800 098.
Police are attempting to trace 47-year-old Steven Skinner who was last seen in the Marton Road area of Middlesbrough on Tuesday 14th June.
He is described as a white man, around 5'8'' tall, of slim build with blonde, shaved hair. He has a tattoo of a woman on his left arm, various tattoos on his right arm and a tattoo of a ship on his back.
He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, a red jacket and green and white trainers.
Steven may have travelled to the Newcastle area.
Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101.
***UPDATE - SAM HAS NOW BEEN FOUND SAFE AND WELL**\*
Police are appealing for information concerning missing schoolboy Sam Tweddle.
Sam, 12, has been in contact with his mother on a number of occasions, but hasn't actually been seen since June 7. He was reported missing on Wednesday.
Cleveland Police said Sam has gone missing recently on a regular basis and it is believed he is in the Middlesbrough area.
He is 5’4” tall, slim with mousey brown short hair and hazel eyes. When last seen he was wearing a blue Adidas T shirt and blue and white checked McKenzie shorts, however he has some spare clothes with him and police say he may have changed since he was last seen.
He has recently made contact with his mother on two or three occasions and may be using a red mountain bike. It is believed he may be staying with friends/associates, who may or may not be aware he is reported missing.
Police are asking for any information regarding his whereabouts and any sightings to be reported immediately on 101.
Police are continuing to search 34-year-old Tanya Broughton who was last seen at her home on Lilac Road, Eaglescliffe, on Thursday 2nd June. She has been described as 'vulnerable'.
Tanya is around 5 feet tall, of slim build with dark brown shoulder length straight hair. She was wearing a black three-quarter length jacket with a fur hood when she went missing.
Anyone with information about Tanya's whereabouts should contact police.
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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.
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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