Police are appealing for information to help find a missing man who police describe as 'vulnerable.'
Jonathan Thompson, 21, from South Shields, has been missing since Wednesday and officers are making inquiries to locate him
He is described as six feet tall medium build with short mousey hair.
His mum, Trish Thompson, said he was last seen at Ryhope Hospital in Sunderland wearing beige combat trousers and black trainers and a grey jumper. He is described as vulnerable.
Police say they are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate Jonathan.
Officers are appealing for Jonathan to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police.
Trisha, from Harton Lane, South Shields, said: "It's a nightmare. I am extremely worried. We just want him back."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 591 08/06/16.