Northumbria Police look for two key individuals in case of missing Lee Hawley

Lee Hawley was reported missing last weekLee Hawley was reported missing last week
Lee Hawley was reported missing last week | Northumbria Police
The missing Lee Hawley spoke to two people about his YouTube channel

Officers investigating a missing North Tyneside man are looking to speak to two key individuals.

42-year-old Lee Hawley of Wallsend was reported as missing on Saturday, December 11 after his family had not heard of him for a number of days.

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He was last seen at a friend’s address in Westerhope on Monday, December 6 and enquiries have since confirmed he was at Tynemouth Priory at 7:30 am the following day, Tuesday, December 7.

While at the Priory, officers believe Lee spoke to a man and a woman about a YouTube channel that he runs.

The man was wearing a dark jacket and the woman had blonde-coloured hair and was wearing a white-coloured hoodie.

With searches ongoing to find Lee, Northumbria Police are asking the man and woman who spoke to him to come forward and make themselves known to police.

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Police are looking for two people Mr Hawley spoke to when at Tynemouth Priory (Image: Shutterstock)Police are looking for two people Mr Hawley spoke to when at Tynemouth Priory (Image: Shutterstock)
Police are looking for two people Mr Hawley spoke to when at Tynemouth Priory (Image: Shutterstock) | Shutterstock

PC Hannah Lewis, of Northumbria Police, said: “We know Lee was at Tynemouth Priory at 7:30 am on Tuesday morning in a vehicle.

"He stopped and spoke to a man and a woman through his car window.

“We are trying to identify the man and woman who spoke to him.

"They are not in any trouble, but could have key information that could assist in our search for Lee.

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“If you believe it was you, please get in touch – and we also want to hear from anybody else who believes they have spoken to Lee or know where he may be.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of their website.

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