A new appeal has been launched to find a missing grandfather, five years to the day since he was last seen.
Robert Hutchinson, 56, was last seen leaving his home in Corporation Road, Hendon, at about 6.20pm on June 23, 2014.
He left in a blue Nissan Micra, registration LT03 0ZJ. This car was later found abandoned at the end of Stewart Street, close to Chester Road.
He was also captured on CCTV at the petrol station at Asda in Grangetown just before 4.50pm.
Officers at Northumbria Police believe Robert came to harm that night and launched a murder investigation but his body has never been found.
Today Detective Inspector Ed Small has said the search for Robert’s killer is "very much" ongoing and appealed to the public for information. He said:
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.