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Appeal to find missing woman with dementia

Have you seen Anne? Credit: Family photo

Anne Chaplain, 73, from Kingston Park, was last seen leaving Marks and Spencers in Northumberland Street, Newcastle city centre, at 12:20pm on Thursday.

She became seperated from her husband and he has not been able to contact her.

Anne has advanced dementia and is easily confused and vulnerable.

She is described as:

  • 5 ft tall
  • of Slight build
  • has grey/blonde hair in a bob
  • wearing a green short quilted jacket
  • wearing navy trousers and black boots
  • carrying a blue bag

Officers are searching the area for her and anyone who has seen her is asked to contact police.

Police grow concerned for missing Newcastle girl

Caitlin has since been found.

Caitlin Thompson who is 15 and from the Benwell area of Newcastle, has not been seen since around midday on Monday, February 6.

Police are concerned for her welfare.

She is described as being white, around 5'8" tall and with brown hair.

She was last seen wearing white jeans with rips on the knees but could have changed into dark leggings.

She had on a long coat with fur on the hood, black boots and was carrying a black handbag.

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Concerns for missing Newcastle teenager

15-year-old Lee has been missing since Wednesday Credit: Northumbria Police

Lee Regan, who is 15 and from the Cowgate area of Newcastle, has not been seen since Wednesday, January 25.

Police are concerned for his welfare.

He is described as being white, around 5'7" tall and with blonde hair, green eyes and a pale complexion.

He was last seen wearing a navy tracksuit.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Body of missing Newcastle man Euan McGregor found

Euan McGregor who went missing in Newcastle Credit: Northumbria Police

Police searching for missing Newcastle man Euan McGregor have found a body.

Officers received a report that the body of a man had been found near the Byker bridge in Newcastle in Friday night.

Police and paramedics attended and the man was identified as Euan McGregor, who is 41 and from the Walker area.

Euan had previously been reported as missing.

An investigation was carried out into his death and a report has been prepared for the coroner.

Large scale search for Winlaton woman missing in Tenerife

Cassandra is from the Winlaton area of Gateshead Credit: Lucie Blackman Trust

***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 attempting to trace Middlesbrough man missing for three days

Steven Skinner may have travelled to Newcastle Credit: Cleveland Police

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.

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Concern raised over missing 12-year-old Sam Tweddle

***UPDATE - SAM HAS NOW BEEN FOUND SAFE AND WELL**\*

Missing schoolboy Sam Tweddle Credit: Cleveland Police

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.

Search continues for missing Tanya Broughton from Eaglescliffe

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'.

Credit: Cleveland Police

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.

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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