Police are gravely concerned for the wellbeing of a man from Poole who went missing yesterday.

Alan Allgood, 65, was last seen when he dropped his friend off at work at the retail park on Wallisdown Road at 12.50pm yesterday.

At 2pm the same day he sent a text message to this friend that indicated he was upset and may come to some harm.

Alan was driving his silver Vauxhall Omega car, registration number Y608WVV when he was last seen.

Inspector Steve White, of Dorset Police said: “Everyone who knows Alan is very worried about him and would like to find him as soon as possible.

“Alan suffers from angina and has not got his medication with him. He is likely to be experiencing chest pain at this time and will need his treatment as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries have led us to believe that Alan may be in the vicinity of Wareham Forest or the surrounding area. An extensive search is being conducted by officers assisted by the NPAS helicopter, dog units and the voluntary organisations DORSAR – Dorset Search and Rescue – and Wessex 4x4.

“I ask anyone who knows the whereabouts of Alan, or Alan himself, to make contact with someone – we just need to know that you are safe and well.

“Anyone with information should contact the police urgently on 101.”

Alan is white, five feet eleven inches tall, of slim build with black hair and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue and white polo shirt and beige coloured jeans.

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Alan’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 22:380.