Title: Where is Nicholas?
Police and family have
concerns for the safety of 19 year-old Nicholas David
Stafford Matthews of Remuera.
He was reported missing on
Saturday January 26, 2013 and has not been in contact with
his friends or family since. He was last seen wearing a grey
T-shirt, black knee-length shorts and sport shoes with white
socks. He stands about 180 cm tall, has short, dark hair, is
of medium build and has blue eyes. Anyone who knows where he
is or how to contact him should call 111.
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