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Missing man's disappearance 'very out of character'

Missing man John Lavery has now been found safe and well.

John Lavery (Left) and the last sighting of John leaving Sunderland hospital (Right) Credit: Northumbria Police

Northumbria Police are appealing for help to locate a missing Gateshead man.

37-year-old John Patrick Lavery was last seen leaving Sunderland Hospital at 4:09pm on Thursday 5th January.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

John suffers from learning difficulties and his disappearance is very out of character.

He is 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build and has short shaved hair. He was last seen wearing a black three quarter length coat, black tracksuit bottoms, a black woolen hat and a pair of orange Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone who has any information as to John's whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.


Appeal for information on first anniversary of man missing in York

Rory Johnson-Hatfield disappeared on November 20 2015 in York Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Rory was last seen in the early hours of November 20 on CCTV around Tower Street, Skeldergate Bridge and City Mills in York.

The 29-year-old disappeared during a night out in the city. Despite extensive searches of the river, no trace of him has been found. His father has made emotional appeals for information.

14-year-old missing in Gateshead

Police are appealing for information about a 14-year-old missing in Gateshead.

Van Nang Nguyan is originally from Vietnam has not been seen since September 7.

He is around 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build and has short dark hair. Police say he has links to the Gateshead area and officers are concerned for his welfare.

Concern over missing Newcastle man Kyle Rowntree

Missing person Kyle Rowntree Credit: Northumbria Police


Police are appealing for help to locate a missing Newcastle man.

Kyle Rowntree, 23, from Westgate Road was last seen around 10:45am on Tuesday June 14th.

Kyle is 6ft 5ins tall, of slim build and was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, a red hooded top and a brown jacket.

Officer are concerned for his welfare and enquiries are ongoing to try and locate him.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

85-year-old woman missing in Newcastle

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing 85-year-old woman in Newcastle.

Sylvia Thompson was last seen leaving her home address on Apsley Crescent, Kenton, at around 6.30pm on Friday evening.

She has not been seen since and her family have been unable to get in contact with her.

Sylvia's disappearance is out of character and both her family and police are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

She is described as around 5ft2in and with short grey hair. Police believe she is wearing a long blue coat, dark trousers, black shoes and carrying a handbag.


Police concerned for missing Durham 21-year-old

Northumbria Police are appealing for help in tracing missing Durham man Dale Wood.

Dale, 21, of Bradford Crescent in Durham, was reported missing this afternoon and was last spoken to at around 11am on Thursday morning.

Officers have been carrying out enquiries to try and locate Daniel but are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He is described as white, around 5ft7in tall, of slim build and with short, fair hair. He originates from Newcastle and he may have returned to the area.

New images released in search for missing Newcastle woman

Police searching for missing Newcastle woman Margaret MacDermott have released the last known CCTV images of her.

Margaret was last seen in person at her home on Bolbec Road in Fenham at 11pm on Friday evening. A missing persons investigation was launched on Saturday afternoon.

Police believe she left her home sometime before 5am on Saturday morning and drove to Newcastle Quayside.

CCTV footage from the Quayside area shows her car, a light blue Renault Captur, parking in the disabled parking spaces in Broad Chare in front of the Eye on the Tyne Pub at 4.59am.

The location where it is thought Margaret parked her car.
Maragret's car, a light blue Renault Captur.

Officers believe Margaret got out of her car, crossed the road and walked along the river towards the Millennium Bridge where she stopped and paused. From this point there is no further CCTV footage of her.

CCTV image taken at 5:08am on Quayside showing a person, who is believed to be Margaret, walking towards Millennium Bridge

Central Area Command Chief Inspector Alison Best said:

We are continuing with our enquiries to locate Margaret and our attention is focused on the Quayside area of Newcastle around the Millennium Bridge.

Unfortunately the CCTV footage that we have so far is inconclusive but we think that she has parked her car in front of the Eye on the Tyne Pub at just before 5am, crossed the road and then walked down the Quayside towards the Millennium Bridge. We then think she spent some time standing next to the bridge before we lose sight of her.

We can not discount the possibility that Margaret may have entered the river and we have teams of officers pursuing all lines of enquiry.

We are appealing to the public for their help. If anyone was in the area of the Quayside near to where Margaret parked her car or the Millennium Bridge, at around 5am on Saturday morning (February 13) then I'd ask they contact us."

– Central Area Command Chief Inspector Alison Best
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