Appeal to trace man missing for four years

Lawrence Johnson who was last seen in 2011.
Lawrence Johnson who was last seen in 2011.

Police are appealing for help tracing a man who has been missing for four years.

Lawrence Johnson has been missing since 2011 but his disappearance was just reported to police last week.

He was last seen by a family member at an address in Milling Court, in Gateshead.

The 64-year-old has previously lived in the Wallsend area but has recently been of no fixed abode.

When last seen four years ago, Lawrence said he was thinking of heading to Birmingham or Southampton to look for building work.

Officers are following several lines of enquiry to trace Lawrence but are asking members of the public for their help and to get in touch if they know of his whereabouts or think they may have seen him.

Lawrence is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, with dark grey receeding hair.

Anyone who believes they’ve seen Lawrence or has any information to assist with police enquiries should call 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 404 20/07/15.