Police find missing Newcastle pensioner after appeal

A missing man has been found after an appeal
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Police officers have found a missing Newcastle man after they issued an appeal earlier on Monday afternoon.

The appeal had been issued to find Ian Nicholson, aged 77, who was last seen shortly after 2.35pm on Sunday in the Haig Crescent area of Scotswood. Police said they were concerned about the man's welfare and a range of searches were carried out.

It was confirmed shortly after 5pm on Monday, around two-and-a-half hours after the appeal was issued, that the man was found safe and well. Northumbria Police thanked anyone who had shared the appeal.