Appeal to locate man missing from the Lake Macquarie area

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

Neil Purnell, aged 38, was last seen at 1.30pm on Wednesday 12 June 2024 at his residence at Pelican, near Swansea in the Lake Macquarie area.

When Neil was noticed missing by family members, he was reported missing to officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District, who commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for Neil’s welfare.

Neil is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, of thin build, fair complexion, with short brown hair and brown coloured eyes.

Neil is known to frequent the Lake Macquarie and Hunter areas.

Anyone with information into Neil’s whereabouts is urged to call Lake Macquarie Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident 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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