Concerns growing for missing Sunderland man

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CONCERN continues to grow for a Wearside man who has been missing for more than a fortnight.

Michael O’Neill, 55, was last seen leaving his home in Sunderland city centre at about 5.30pm on Monday, December 3.

CCTV of missing man Michael O'Neill

CCTV of missing man Michael O'Neill

Mr O’Neill is white, between 5ft 4in and 5ft 6in tall, of slim build with greying, unstyled hair.

He was wearing glasses which may have a gold thick rim and was last seen wearing jeans and a navy jacket, with a blue T-shirt underneath.

He also walks slowly and with some difficulty due to ill health.

Mr O’Neill’s family face an agonising Christmas not knowing where or how he is.

Northumbria Police today renewed their appeal to Mr O’Neill or to anyone who may have seen him to contact them.

Superintendent Derek Scott, of Sunderland Area Command, said: “It’s more than two weeks since Mr O’Neill was last seen and we are continuing to follow up every line of enquiry to trace his whereabouts.

“We are increasingly concerned for him, particularly given the recent weather conditions, and his family are desperate to hear from him especially considering the time of year.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who has seen Mr O’Neill since December 5, he is in ill health and it’s unusual for him to go missing.

“If anyone has any information they should contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information in relation to Mr O’Neill’s whereabouts should contact Northumbria Police on 101.