Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 79-year-old Gateshead man

Ronald Cook from Shincliffe Gardens in Gateshead has not been seen since 10.30am on Friday, November 11, when he left his home address.

He is described a white man, 5 ft x 5″ tall, large build, with white balding hair. He was last seen wearing a 3/4 length black padded coat, blue and white checked shirt, grey trousers and brown shoes.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and are carrying out enquiries to locate Mr Cook.

Officers are appealing for Ronald Cook to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straightaway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference number 1067 of 11/11/16

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