Officers from Northumbria Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man, who is missing from Washington.
John Bruce aged 46, of Redshank Close, Ayton, was last seen at 10.15pm on Sunday when he left home.
He has not been in contact with family or friends since.
He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall and of slim build, with short grey hair, short beard and moustache.
He was wearing a long sleeved blue top, a grey Super Dry front zipped jacket and denim jeans. He may also be wearing thin rimmed glasses.
Police are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out inquiries to locate Mr Bruce.
Officers are appealing for John to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to contact police immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 52 25/04/16.