Police are appealing for help to find a man who went missing this morning.
Chester-le-Street Police are trying to locate 61-year-old John Vaughan who has gone missing from Kimblesworth at 8am today.
A spokesman said: "We have concerns for Mr Vaughan’s welfare and would ask anyone who has information on his whereabouts to contact Durham Police control room on 101."
Mr Vaughan is described as wearing a waist length dark grey jacket, blue jeans and dark footwear.
His beard is shorter than shown in the phototgraph which has been provided.