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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Police renew appeal to find man last seen in Muswellbrook

NSW Police have released a new image of Vainenooroa Tuaratini as they renew their appeal for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Hunter earlier this month.

Also known as “Scotty”, 25-year-old Tuaratini was last seen on Bridge Street, Muswellbrook, about 3am on Saturday 9 December.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District were notified of his disappearance later that morning and, along with his family, have concerns for his welfare due to a medical condition.

Tuaratini is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, about 175cm tall, of solid build, with brown eyes and short black hair.

It has since been established that he got off a train at Redfern about 5.45am the same day.

In CCTV footage, he is depicted wearing a green t-shirt and camouflage shorts.

He resides in the Belmore area and frequents Lakemba.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information into his whereabouts is urged to contact Muswellbrook Police Station or Triple Zero (000).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

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