Grave fears for missing Valentine man

POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a Valentine man following his disappearance on the weekend.

John Pirona, 45, has not been seen since leaving a Belmont North house about 10pm on Saturday.

He was expected to return to the same location Sunday morning but has not been seen or heard from since.

Lake Macquarie police have grave concerns for the man’s welfare and are appealing for information from the public on his whereabouts.

Police said Mr Pirona is Caucasian, about 187 centimetres tall with a solid build, black hair and green/hazel eyes.

He was last thought to be driving a silver 1997 Toyota landcruiser with registration number AQN-48E.

Anyone with information that may assist police in locating Mr Pirona are urged to contact Lake Macquarie police.

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