Fan goes missing after Newcastle vs Sunderland derby match

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POLICE are appealing for help to trace a missing Washington man.

Colin Pine, 55, of Ennerdale in Albany, Washington, failed to return home after going out to watch the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday afternoon, December 21.

He was reported missing in the early hours of Monday morning, December 22.

Following enquiries it’s established he had watched the match at The Swan public house at Felling, where he was until Sunday evening.

Police are carrying out enquiries and are becoming increasingly concerned for Mr Pine.

He is described as 5ft 6ins tall of stocky build, wearing a black fleece, nave blue t-shirt, blue jeans and black walking boots.

Anyone who sees him or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 189 22/12/14.