POLICE are becoming ‘very worried’ about man who went missing from Wareham on Thursday (January 26).
Officers are appealing for help finding Steven Clarke and have issued CCTV footage of him from the morning he disappeared.
The 54-year-old was last seen outside the Garden Gate Tea Room, in North Street, at around 10.30am on Thursday.
Further sightings have been reported to Dorset Police, but these have not been confirmed at this time.
He is described as 5ft 10in tall, of slim build and with brown unkempt hair. He often uses a gold-coloured walking stick.
Chief Inspector Greg Tansill, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out a large number of searches and enquiries overnight and today in a bid to locate Steven, but sadly these have so far not been successful.
“I am grateful to colleagues at Dorset Search and Rescue Service (DorSAR) and NPAS for their ongoing help.
“As a result of our initial enquiries, we have located CCTV footage of Steven in One Stop in Wareham at 9.10am on Thursday, January 26.
“While we have located the jacket, it is possible that he may have gone missing in the remaining clothing.
“We are becoming very worried for Steven and I would urge anyone who has seen him, knows of his whereabouts or has seen a man matching the description given to please get in touch.
“Finally, if Steven sees this appeal, I urge him to please contact us as we just want to know you are okay.”
Anyone with information or knowledge as to Steven’s whereabouts should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting incident number 28:263.