POLICE today appealed for the public’s help in finding a missing South Tyneside man.
Richard Bennett, 44, was reported missing last Wednesday, April 9, after he had not been seen by his neighbours in Lumley Court, Hebburn, for more than a week.
Officers have carried out inquiries, and believe he may have gone to Scotland and was expected to return on Friday. However, he has yet to return home.
He is 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, stocky, with short, dark hair and facial hair.
He may have been wearing a red waterproof jacket, dark walking trousers with green gaiters and walking boots, and carrying a rucksack.
Mr Bennett, or anyone who sees him or believes they know where he is, is asked to get in contact with Northumbria Police on 101, so they can ensure he is safe and well.