Police are continuing to search for a former building society executive who went missing after being sacked.
It has emerged that Colin Morton from Whitley Bay had lost his job after an administrative error.
Five days later, on Christmas Eve, he failed to return home.
Police want to trace a man who was seen walking into the sea that morning, close to the town's Rendezvous Cafe.
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The 27-year-old was stabbed in Arthur's Hill, Newcastle on Monday and later died in hospital.
Newcastle get three points from the match and now three points clear at the top.
Boro dug deep and following inspired defending can count themselves as extremely unlucky not to have left the Emirates with all 3 points.