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Michael Laracy, aged 56, was last seen leaving his home at Ballina about 10.30pm on Thursday. Photo NSW Police.

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the state’s north.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District commenced inquiries to locate Michael Laracy when reported missing by family members yesterday (Friday 30 October 2020).

He has not been seen or heard from since and concerns are held for his welfare.

Mr Laracy is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, about 180cm tall, with white hair, beard and moustache.

He is believed to wearing a polo t-shirt, shorts and black boots.

Anyone with information about Michael’s whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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