POLICE are appealing to the public for help in their search to locate missing Prudhoe man William Tailford, who is known locally as Tony.

The 62-year-old was last seen by his family at around 7am on Wednesday at an address on St Oswalds Court.

Nobody has heard from him since and officers are now growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

A neighbour believes they may have seen Tony leaving the address at approximately 12.50pm.

A search is ongoing to locate him, and police are now asking anyone who may have seen him, or know his whereabouts, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 861 230920.