11 Nov 2013

Police concerned for Uzbekistan man's safety

9:02 pm on 11 November 2013

Auckland police are concerned about the safety of a 45-year-old man missing since Saturday.

Andrey Melnikov from Uzbekistan was last seen heading toward Piha Beach on Scenic Drive between East Coast Road and the Arataki Visitors Centre about 5pm.

Mr Melnikov is described as European, of muscular build and tall. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and trousers and carrying a single strap backpack.

Anyone with information should contact police immediately.