Police have launched a fresh appeal to find missing man David Bennett.
The 30-year-old was last seen by his family leaving his home in Shiney Row on Saturday, August 18.
Officers leading the search for David have been told by a member of the public he was spotted on Weymouth Drive, Shiney Row, shortly after 1am on Sunday, August 19.
However, there have been no reported sightings of him since.
Officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and are now appealing for help from the public.
David is described as 5 ft 11, medium build with short brown hair possibly wearing blue jeans, a blue Barbour jacket and trainers.
Sergeant Rob Bagshaw, of Northumbria Police, said:
“This is really out of character for David, and as a result, his family and police are growingly increasingly worried.
“David has been missing for a number of weeks now, and our efforts are ongoing to locate him and return him safely to his family.
“However, I would ask any member of the public who has not yet come forward and has information regarding David’s disappearance, or who thinks they have seen him in the last few weeks, to get in touch.”
David, or anyone who might have information about his whereabouts, are asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 589365.