Police are increasingly concerned for the safety of a Northern Echo journalist who has gone missing.
43-year-old Neil Hunter from Hartlepool was last seen at around 5pm on Wednesday in Seaton Carew.
Mr Hunter is well known as a court reporter, and previously worked for the Hartlepool Mail.
He is described as: 5ft 10 inches tall, slim build, with dark cropped hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing dark baggy trousers and a dark T-shirt.
Cleveland Police say he may have been carrying a rucksack, wearing a puffa style jacket and possibly wearing glasses.
It is understood to be out of character for Mr Hunter to go missing.
Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call police on the non-emergency number 101.