POLICE say they are concerned for a missing man who has been "using buses" in Somerset.

Nicholas Attwell, 60, disappeared from his home in the Purewell area of Christchurch at around 10.15am last Friday (November 5).

He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall and of large build with brown hair that is balding.

Nicholas was wearing a black zip-up jacket and blue jeans when he was last seen.

Chief Inspector Ged Want, of Dorset Police, said: “We are concerned for Nicholas’ welfare and are keen to locate him to make sure he is all right.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries and these indicate Nicholas may have travelled to the Cheltenham area of Gloucestershire and has been using buses in that vicinity, as well as in Wiltshire and Somerset.

“I would again urge anyone with information as to Nicholas’ whereabouts to please contact us and would ask Nicholas if you see this appeal to please make contact with us or your family.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Nicholas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210178795.