Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Newcastle.

Authorities are growing increasingly concerned for the wellbeing of man who was reported missing.

62-year-old James “Jim” Short was last seen in the vicinity of Vickers Street, Mayfield, about 9.40 a.m. today, Friday 15 October 2021.

Sources say he was reported missing to officers from Newcastle City Police District, who commenced inquiries to locate him.

The Police and family hold serious concerns for Mr. Short’s welfare.

James is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, with brown hair. He is believed to have been wearing grey tracksuit pants, a blue shirt, a blue/green coat and thongs.

Anyone with information about James’ whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately or to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000