Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Sunderland man.
At around 4.45pm today police received a report of concern for the welfare of 47-year-old Gary McColl.
Officers attended his home address on High Street East in Sunderland but Gary was not at the property.
He was last seen at his place of work in Houghton-le-Spring at around 3pm.
Enquiries are ongoing to trace Gary's whereabouts but police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
He is described as white, of large build, around 5ft10in tall and with grey hair.
Gary, or anyone who may know his whereabouts or may have seen him around, should contact police on 101 quoting reference 695 12/10/16.