Police appeal for missing man

Police in the north east of England are appealing for the public’s help in finding a missing man who may have travelled to Scotland.

Richard Bennett was reported missing on Wednesday 9th April after not being seen by his neighbours on Lumley Court in Hebburn, South Tyneside, for more than a week. Officers have carried out enquiries and believe he may have gone to Scotland.

The 44-year-old, who had been expected to return home on Friday 11th April, is described as 5ft 8 to 5ft 10, stocky build, with dark short 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.

Anyone with information on Richard’s whereabouts is urged to contact Police on 101.