Missing North East man staggers home

THE police air wing and search and rescue teams were called in to find a missing man near Whitfied on Saturday.

The Cheshunt man, 53, left two friends on the Black Range track about midnight on Friday.

Police said they held grave fears for his safety after being alerted to the situation at first light the following morning.

But about midday the man, sporting cuts and bruises, staggered into his home and could shed little light on his trek.