‘Worried sick’: Wife of missing Wallsend man issues desperate plea for Newcastle residents to check gardens

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There are fears that Ronnie may have had a medical episode and collapsed, with Newcastle residents asked to check their gardens.

The wife of missing Wallsend man Ronnie Brown has pleaded with people in the area to help get her husband home.

The 81-year-old man was Newcastle residents to look in backyard for missing pensioner">reported missing on Sunday, November 6 after he left the family home in the Bracken Avenue area at around 7 am. He is thought to have returned to the area at around 9 am but it is unclear if he went into his home and he has not been seen since by family, friends or neighbours.

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Patricia Brown has labelled the disappearance "very out of character" for Ronnie and said that the family are "worried sick".

She said: “We fear he may have had some sort of medical episode and urgently needs help. Please, if anyone has seen anyone matching the description of Ronnie, I'd beg you to come forward and tell police. We’re also asking people to check CCTV, dashcam footage and please check gardens and outhouses in case he has gotten lost or collapsed. Please help us get our Ronnie home.”

Superintendent Sam Rennison said: "We are supporting Ronnie’s family at this difficult time and I would ask anyone who is able to assist by checking CCTV or outhouses, to please help. We have today released CCTV, taken in the early hours of Sunday morning, not long after Ronnie first left his house. We hope this CCTV helps people build a clearer picture of what Ronnie looks like, how he moves and what he was last seen wearing.”

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Ronnie is described as a white male, 5’2 and of a medium build. He is believed to be wearing a dark jacket, burgundy jumper and Sketchers trainers. He might be carrying a bag for life.

Anyone with any sightings or information – no matter how small – is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20221106-0821.

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