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Police are appealing for information about a man missing from Tweed Heads since yesterday.

Peter Tawton, aged 72, was last seen about 1pm on Sunday when he left the family home in Terranora to collect pizza in Tweed Heads South. He didn’t return.

He was driving a white Hyundai Getz with NSW registration BT 74 WC.

Relatives of the man reported him missing to Tweed Heads police at 7.15pm last night.

Police investigations have confirmed he collected the pizza about 1.30pm yesterday. They have also conducted patrols in the area but have been unable to locate him or his vehicle.

Police and Mr Tawton’s family have serious concerns for his welfare as it is out of character for him to go missing.

Mr Tawton is described as Caucasian in appearance, medium build, 183cm tall and grey hair. He was last seen wearing blue denim shorts and leather shoes.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.


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