***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.
Friends of a missing Hertfordshire author have been taking part in a dog walk today in a bid to keep her fresh in people's minds.Read the full story ›
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.
The partner of missing author Helen Bailey, originally from Northumberland, has made a fresh appeal for her to get in contact.Read the full story ›
The brother of missing author Helen Bailey is giving a press conference appealing for her to get in contact. Here is some of John Bailey's statement
Police have issued a renewed appeal for information about the disappearance of Scott Fletcher who was last seen near Durham on May 11, 2011.Read the full story ›
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.
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.”
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.