‘Highly out of character’: Police re-issue urgent plea to help find missing Gateshead man

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Kyle Bird was last seen at the Metro Centre interchange

Police are growing increasingly concerned about the out of character disappearance of a Gateshead man.

An appeal for information to help find Kyle Bird was first launched on Friday, May 6 and today, three weeks on, Northumbria Police have re-issued the call for help.

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The 33-year-old was first reported missing on Friday, April 22 after he failed to return home or make contact with his family.

An investigation was launched and enquiries to trace him have been ongoing with a full review of CCTV.

As part of that review, police can now confirm that Kyle was last seen getting off the number 47 bus at the Metro Centre interchange on Saturday, April 23 at 2:08 pm. There have been no further confirmed sightings since this time.

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On Friday, April 22 he was also seen in Rowlands Gill near Maguires Chip shop.

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Police say this is highly out of character for Kyle and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Today police have issued a new image of Kyle to aid the public appeal.

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Kyle is described as a white male, around 6ft 1in, with short brown hair and neck tattoos which say “Nanna, Mam and Kyle.”

He has a small scar on his left cheek underneath his eye which reaches the top of his ear and was last seen via CCTV on the bus (pictured) wearing a grey tracksuit, black The North Face jacket and black trainers.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact the police via the 'Tell Us Something' page of their website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220425-0045.