Police are trying to trace a regular visitor to casinos and bookmakers who was last seen in the North-East.

Carl Vernon Lord, of Blackpool, Lancashire, left his home on Monday, December 3, but is thought to have visited a casino in Newcastle since. He is described as white, of medium build and 5ft 11in. He has brown-grey balding hair, hazel eyes and wears gold metal- rimmed spectacles.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Blackpool police on (01253) 293933.