Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Avalon Beach.

Richard Paton, 55, was last seen at a home on Palmgrove Road, Avalon Beach, in early April this year. He has not been seen or heard from since.

He was reported missing to officers attached to Northern Beaches Police Area Command on  27 May 2024, who commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

Richard is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 180cm tall, of slim build, with brown hair and an unkempt beard.

He frequents the Avalon, Balgowlah, and Manly areas and has stayed in the Palm Beach area.

Anyone with information about Richard’s whereabouts is urged to call Dee Why Police Station or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.