Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a 65-year-old man last seen on Friday lunchtime in Bishop Auckland town centre.
Wilfred Ainsley-Weighell has failed to return to his home at Etherley Lodge, Bishop Auckland.
He is known to visit local betting shops, pubs and use public transport.
Mr Ainsley-Weighell is described as white, with a pale complexion and blue eyes.
He is 5ft 10ins tall with a North-East accent and was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, blue jeans, a brown flat cap and brown checked scarf with white trainers.