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Police urge missing Newcastle man to contact them

Police are trying to find a man from Newcastle who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Gary Smith, 52, from Wideopen has been missing since March 31.

"It's been more than two weeks since Mr Smith was last seen and ourselves and his family are increasingly concerned for his welfare.

"His family miss him, they want to know he is safe and to have him back at home and they ask him to get in touch with them as soon as possible.

"I'd urge anyone who sees him or has seen him since Monday, march 31, or has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police."

– Detective Sergeant Nick Walker

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AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young 'too ill to play live'

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Malcolm Young (far left) with AC/DC bandmates Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is "unable to perform any more" due to illness, according to a friend of the musician.

Mark Gable, the frontman with fellow Australian group Choirboys, claimed that Young "will probably not be able to record" any more.

AC/DC have been fronted by Gateshead-born singer Brian Johnson since 1980.

The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.

There had been rumours that AC/DC might perform at Newcastle's St James' Park this year as part of a tour to mark the band's 40th anniversary.

It is unclear whether the tour will now go ahead.

However, music magazine Billboard has said there is "no truth" to rumours that AC/DC will be forced to retire.

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