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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