POLICE have appealed to the public across Dorset to help find a missing man.

Duncan Hewitt, who is 60 years old, left his home at around 2pm yesterday but has not returned. He was reported missing at 0.54am this morning.

He is described as white, five feet eight inches tall and of medium build with grey short hair.

Duncan, from Christchurch, might be in his car – a white Mitsubishi Outlander with the registration FJ64 HBP.

Chief Inspector Lance Cliff, of Dorset Police, said: “When Duncan was last in contact with his family, he sounded very upset.

"Therefore we are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and need to find him urgently.

“I am hoping that somebody may have seen him or his vehicle since he left his home and might be able to assist us finding Duncan.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Duncan’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 7:12.