Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of a missing man from Whitley Bay.
52-year-old Colin Morton was last seen by his partner when he left his home address just before 9 o'clock on Christmas Eve morning to attend a doctor's appointment at a surgery in Whitley Bay.
Mr Morton walked through Whitley Bay Metro station, using the footbridge heading in the direction of Whitley Bay and attended his appointment at the surgery.
He then left the surgery in Whitley Road around quarter past 9 before going to a bank in the town centre.
Mr Morton called his partner just before ten o'clock, but has not made any contact since.
Anyone who may have seen Mr Morton is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police.