Missing man lost his job days before disappearance

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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Missing man from Whitley Bay

Police are continuing to appeal for the public's help to trace a missing man from Whitley Bay.