New pictures released in search for missing Sunderland man

Police picture of Robert Hutchinson's Nissan Micra.

Police picture of Robert Hutchinson's Nissan Micra.

POLICE searching for missing Sunderland grandfather Robert Hutchinson have released new images of his car.

Fifty-seven-year-old Mr Hutchinson was last seen when he left home in Corporation road, Hendon, at 6.20pm on Monday, June 23.

The blue Nissan Micra was later found at the end of Stewart Street, just off Chester Road.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Musgrove, said: “Someone must recognise this car - did you see it being driven around the area at any time after 6.20pm on Monday, June 23?

“Did you see it being left at Stewart Street, which is just off busy Chester Road?

“Even the smallest detail can be vital in piecing together Robert’s movements and I’d urge anyone who thinks they have information which may help us in our enquiries - no matter how insignificant they feel it may be - to contact us.

“Calls can be taken in the strictest of confidence. This is an incredibly difficult time for the family and the most important thing is finding out what has happened to Robert for the sake of his family and friends.

“I believe there are people within the community who will have information that will assist the enquiry and I would urge those people to come forward.”

Two men were questioned on suspicion of murder last week and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 410 260614, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information can be passed anonymously if necessary.


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