POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 57-year-old mentally ill man who is missing from his home.

Malcolm Connolly, of Bayham Road, Hailsham , has mental health problems and needs regular medication.

Police said he failed to turn up to his medical appointment on August 22 and was last seen at his home on August 26.

It is thought Malcolm could be in the Wealden and Eastbourne areas. He is described as white, 5' 8", of slim build, with long grey hair and a beard.

Shannon Marchesani, East Sussex missing person co-ordinator said: "As time goes on we are concerned for Malcolm who needs to have regular medication for his mental health condition. We would like to hear from anyone who has seen Malcolm or has any information to call police."

Phone 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1167 of 22/08 with information