POLICE are searching for missing Morpeth man Michael Downworth.

Mr Downworth was last seen about 3.15pm on Friday, January 15, in the Mitford area but his family have not heard from him since.

The 53-year-old’s last known movements saw him travel to the Thornley Woodlands Centre near Winlaton Mill shortly after 4pm.

Officers have since located his car at that location, a black Hyundai with a registration plate beginning in Y and ending with DOA.

Police are now growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and have asked for the public for any information that can assist with the ongoing search for him.

He is described as white, 5’11, of large build and has a white beard.

He was last seen wearing a navy puffa jacket, jeans and tan-coloured boots.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts, should call 101 quoting log 865 150121.