Police are continuing to appeal for information in their search for Colin Morton.
The 52-year-old was last seen on Christmas Eve at around 9 o'clock when he left his home in Whitley Bay.
Superintendent Peter Farrell, of Northumbria Police said: "This is out of character for Colin. He's a 52-year-old local man who's in a long-term relationship, and he's very much missed by his partner."
Anyone who may have seen Colin is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101.