UPDATE: Missing man, Charters Towers

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Police have now commenced a ground and air search for that 22-year-old Newcastle man reported missing in the Charters Towers area on January 3.

Jayden Penno-Tompsett (pictured) was last seen in the early hours of December 31, 2017 in the vicinity of a roadhouse located on Thompson Street (Flinders Highway) in Charters Towers and has not been seen since.

Police hold concerns for his welfare as he has had no contact with family or friends which is out of character for him.

The search is being conducted in the Tower Hill area with the assistance of the SES and other emergency services.

An aerial drone and helicopter is being utilised during the day to assist in the search.

Jayden is described as Caucasian in appearance, 175cms tall and mousey brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a black singlet, navy blue board shorts, and black and red thongs.