POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man from near Alresford.

Michael Bateman, 28, of Medstead, has not been seen since February 15 when he left home.

Police are appealing for the public help, and officers are concerned as it is believed he did not take his regular medication, money or phone with him.

Mr Bateman is described as white, six foot three inches tall, slim build, with blue eyes, a tanned complexion, short brown hair, a beard and moustache, wearing a red flannel shirt, blue pinstripe jeans, brown boots and possibly a blue hat.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact PC Karl Odgers at Alton by calling 101.