Police launch new appeal for missing Newcastle man

Written by on 22nd February 2024

Police have launched a fresh appeal in the search for a Newcastle man who went missing in South Shields over a month ago. 

There have been no sightings of Ray Johnson since the 48-year-old was reported missing on January 20. He was last seen on CCTV in the Temple Park Road area of South Shields on the same day at around 10:53pm. 

Detective Inspector Adele Reed of Northumbria Police said: “Roy has now been a missing person for more than one month, and we remain increasingly concerned for his welfare,” before adding: “we are once again appealing to members of the community for their help, and for any information about which could help us locate Roy.” 

Johnson is described as five foot ten inches tall with short grey hair and is believed to be wearing a grey T-shirt and hoodie, denim jeans, black trainers and a black coat. 

“We would urge anyone in possession of or with access to CCTV or dashcam footage to review this, while we would also ask people to check any gardens and outbuildings,” said Reed. 

He is understood to have links to the Kenton area of Newcastle, Hebburn and Jarrow. If members of the public see Johnson, they are advised not to approach him and to contact Northumbria police by calling 101. 

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