Appeal for help to find missing man last seen in Sunderland

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Newcastle man who was last seen in Sunderland.

Friday, 11th March 2016, 3:27 pm
Updated Friday, 11th March 2016, 3:31 pm
Stephen Smiles was last seen in Sunderland.

Stephen Smiles, 49, left his home in Trowbridge Way on Friday at 8.30am, and was seen in Sunderland an hour later.

He is described as a white man, 5ft 8in tall, heavy build, with brown hair in a crew cut.

He was wearing a black waterproof coat, navy hoody, dark blue jeans and black shoes. He is believed to be driving a black Ford Transit with a registration of ND04 ZGH.

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Police are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out inquiries to locate Mr Smiles.

Officers are appealing for Stephen to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straightaway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 496 of 11/03/16.