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Wollongong Police looking for missing man


Wollongong Police are trying to locate a 32-year-old man that's been missing since last Friday night.

Durward Backhouse-Smith was last seen leaving a premise on Smith Street around 6.35pm on September 3.

Police and family hold concerns for his welfare.


Durward is described as being of Pacific Islander appearance, about 190cm tall, of a solid build, with shoulder length black hair and dreadlocks.

He was last seen wearing a dark-coloured hooded jacket, a black face mask, dark coloured pants with a high visibility stripe at the bottom and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone information about his whereabouts can be provided by calling Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Images: Wollongong Police District