Police appeal to trace missing Sunderland man

Stephen Charlton who is missing from home.
Stephen Charlton who is missing from home.
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Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a Wearside man who is missing from home.

Northumbria Police say their are becoming 'increasingly worried' about Stephen Charlton, 39, who has been missing since around 8.25pm on Wednesday, February 22.

He was last seen in the Shiney Row area of Houghton-le-Spring, however has connections with Easington Lane, Washington, and the Sunderland areas.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Police are increasingly concerned for his welfare. Stephen was last seen wearing a black coat, jeans, black hat and was carrying a bright blue Nike bag."

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.