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Police appeal after Sunderland man, 56, goes missing

An appeal has been launched after a Sunderland man has gone missing.

David Whitfield, 56, was last seen at his home address in Sunderland on November 29, and is believed to be in the North Yorkshire area.

David Whitfield from Sunderland has gone missing Credit: Northumbria Police

He has been described as being:

  • 6ft tall;
  • of medium build;
  • with short black hair;
  • a tanned complexion;
  • wearing a checked shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes

It is believed he may have left in a burgundy Ford Galaxy.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting M0083/22/16.


Scarborough Hospital to fully reopen after Norovirus outbreak

Scarborough Hospital Credit: ITV

Scarborough Hospital says it will be fully open by this evening after three wards were affected by a winter vomiting virus.

This morning (7th December) one ward still remained closed to new admissions because of an outbreak of the highly contagious Norovirus but managers are confident the hospital will be clear of the bug by the end of today.

They are still asking people showing symptoms to stay away if at all possible, until they are feeling better.

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