Police looking for missing man Colin Morton from Whitley Bay are today continuing their searches.
House to house enquiries are taking place in the area in the hope people may have information which will help officers trace Mr Morton, who has not been seen since Christmas Eve.
Officers are still appealing for a man seen walking into the sea on December 24 to get in touch.
Mr Morton is around 5ft 10 inches tall, with grey balding hair.
He was wearing a grey hooded top, navy blue bottoms and a grey v-neck t-shirt when he was last seen.
"As time goes on we're becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Mr Morton.
It's possible he walked from the town centre towards the seafront and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Morton taking this route.
Searches have been taking place throughout Whitley Bay and surrounding areas since he went missing and these are continuing today."
Anyone who has seen Mr Morton or who has any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.
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