Missing Whitfield man safe and well
Last updated at 10:03, Wednesday, 09 January 2013
A 77-year-old man who sparked a major police search operation after going missing from his Whitfield home has been found safe.
At 5pm on Thursday, Northumbria Police confirmed John Norman Barker had now returned home and was safe and well.
He went missing in the early hours of Thursday morning and police said they were concerned for his welfare.
Officers began a detailed search of the Whitfield area and asked anyone who saw him or knew where he was to contact them immediately.
First published at 10:56, Thursday, 03 January 2013
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