The family of a man missing from home for over a week have made a fresh appeal for him to get in touch on what is his 36th birthday.
Jason Creighton was last seen at his home address on Longridge Way, Cramlington, at around 9.40am on Wednesday, October 28.
His family and Northumbria Police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare, saying his disappearance is completely out of character.
Family and friends joined police to search parts of Cramlington last Sunday, and were at Cramlington Station yesterday (Wednesday) handing out leaflets in a bid to find anyone who may have seen him while a mountain rescue team has been out looking for him today.
Now they are calling on Jason, or anyone who knows where he is, to get in touch.
Speaking at allotments near the station, where he spends a lot of his time, especially on his birthday, his mother Karine Creighton and aunts Allison Tolfrey and Pauline Liddle made a heartfelt appeal for him to contact them or the police.
Karine said: “I just want him to be home. We need him to be home.
“I would love him to get in touch on his birthday. His nephews want to celebrate his birthday with him.
“Please, Jason, get in touch with us. If someone knows where he is then please contact us or the police.”
She added: “Jason likes spending time in his allotment, he is sowing the seeds at this time of year.
“He likes to go out on his mountain bike.
“He’s got a bubbly personality, a happy-go-lucky personality. He’s got a wicked sense of humour and always tries to make people laugh.”
Allison said: “This is just out of the blue, out of character. He doesn’t like being by himself, the only time he is he’s out on his bike.”
Speaking to the News Post Leader, Chief Inspector Jamie Pitt, of Northern Area Command, said: “We’re taking this very seriously because this is out of character for Jason.
“We have a number of resources dedicated to this.
“The feedback from the community has been fantastic. We need to identify where he is as quickly as possible.”
He added: “It has now been a week since Jason went missing and we are still very concerned for his welfare and are desperate for him to be reunited with his family.
“In these types of cases the help of the public can be vital to bringing loved ones home and this one is no different. If you see Jason, or anyone who you may think could be Jason, then we urge you to call the police.
“This is completely out of character for Jason and he has never been away from home for this length of time without contacting his family.
“The local community have already been very supportive and we are thankful for all their help. We would ask that you continue to spread the word and help bring Jason home.”
Jason is described as 5ft 10in tall, of medium build, with short dark hair and a dark goatee style beard. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket, dark blue combat trousers and a grey woolly hat.
Anyone with information about where Jason may be should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 301 281015.
* Video by Jane Coltman.