POLICE are appealing for help to find a man believed to be in the Southampton area.

Ian O’Mahoney was last seen boarding a train towards Southampton on Wednesday, April 22.

The 45-year-old had left from Axminster in Devon at around 1.30pm the same day.

He had previously been staying at an address in Charmouth in West Dorset.

Ian spoke to his family on the phone on Tuesday, April 28.

He is now believed to be in the Southampton area but his family has not heard from him since.

Ian is described as white, around six feet tall and of slim build with short dark brown hair and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a short-sleeved black polo shirt, dark blue jeans and blue Adidas trainers and was carrying a holdall bag believed to contain clothes.

Inspector Matt Chutter, of Dorset Police, said: “It is nearly a month since Ian was last seen by his family and we are keen to locate him to make sure he is safe and well.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his whereabouts, or who sees a man matching the description given, to please contact us.

“Finally, I would appeal directly to Ian if you see this to please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are so we can ensure that you are all right.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Ian’s whereabouts is urged to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200067040