Police continuing to search for missing Swanage man Gerald Turner have released a new photo of him.

The 67-year-old was reported missing at 11.30am on Sunday, March 4 2018, having last been seen at his home address in Church Hill at around 3am.

Searches have been carried out at a number of locations in Swanage and along the local coastline.

Dorset Police has been supported by HM Coastguard, DorSAR (Dorset Search and Rescue), Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and Wessex 4x4.

Search teams have been assisted by the NPAS helicopter, coastguard helicopter, police drone unit and dog units.

Following enquiries by local officers, CCTV footage has been obtained showing a man walking across High Street in Swanage towards Priests Road at around 6.30am.

It is believed the man in the footage is Gerald.

Officers are today, Wednesday March 7, releasing a new photo of Gerald in the hope it might jog someone's memory.

They also continue to appeal to members of the public to check any CCTV or dashcame footage they may have for possible sightings of Gerald on Sunday morning and residents are being urged to check their gardens and outbuildings in case he has taken shelter there.

He is described as around five feet seven inches tall and of slim build with short, thick, dark hair and a greying goatie beard and moustache. It is believed he was wearing a black waterproof jacket, blue cotton tracksuit type trousers and green wellies.

Mr Turner is known to become confused easily and has been upset recently so police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Chief Inspector Bryan Duffy, of Dorset Police, said: "We have been continuing to liaise and update Gerald's family this week.

"Following further enquiries we have obtained a new photo of him which is more recent.

"I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen Gerald to please contact police.

"Officers are continuing to carry out extensive searches around the Swanage area and we are grateful to all our partner agencies and volunteer organisations that have been supporting us.

"Our thoughts continue to be with Gerald's family at what must be a very difficult time for them.

"I am also appealing directly to Gerald if you see this message to contact us or your family as we all want to ensure that you are safe and well."

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Mr Turner's whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 4:179.