BY IAN CROUCH
Police are appealing for information to locate a missing Nelson Bay man.
26-year-old Shannon Blackie was reported missing to police when his family hadn't heard from him for three weeks.
Police and Shannon's father hold serious concerns for his welfare.
Shannon is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 170cm tall with a thin build, brown hair and brown eyes.
Police are seeking a photo of Shannon from his family.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers immediately on 1800 333 000.