Appeal to man missing from Lake Macquarie

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a man missing from the Lake Macquarie area.

John Barrett, aged 51, was last seen at Belmont on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

Lake Macquarie Police were notified in January 2021 and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family members hold concerns for his welfare due to a medical condition; John also hasn’t made contact with family since November and hasn’t used his bank account.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, between 175cm to 180cm tall, with a thin build, light brown shoulder-length hair, a beard and blue eyes.

He is known to frequent areas of Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Port Stephens; he is also known to use the public transport network and other public facilities.

Anyone who may have seen John or that may know of his whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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