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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

Missing 22-year-old man from North Tyneside

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing man from North Tyneside.

Michael Bianchi, 22, was reported as missing after leaving his home in Wallsend on Sunday, January 17.

Missing Wallsend man Michael Bianchi Credit: Northumbria Police

Michael is around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with long straight brown hair and wears black metal rimmed glasses. He is believed to be wearing blue jeans, black leather bomber jacket with blue Adidas Samba trainers.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate Michael and police are urging him to contact police or his family and let them know he is ok.

Police concerned for 14 year old missing in Newcastle

Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 14-year-old boy from Newcastle.

Reece Gallon was last seen on Saturday, January 2 and police are concerned for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5 feet 2" tall, slim build, shaven eyebrows, with hair shaven at the sides and blonde/purple on top. He was wearing a blue coat and blue jogging bottoms and blue/orange trainers.

Police are appealing for Reece to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straightaway.


Church service to be held for missing Claudia

All Saints and Salutation, Blackwell, Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A church service is being held for missing York woman Claudia Lawrence. The York University chef was reported missing in March 2009. Police are treating her disappearance as murder.

'A Service for Claudia' is being held at All Saints Blackwell in Darlington, the church where her parents got married.

Her mother, Joan, who grew up in Darlington, will light candles for her daughter and prayers will be said.

The Rev David Railton, who is leading the service, says he hopes it provides some comfort for the family as they face a seventh Christmas with no news as to her whereabouts.

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