CONCERN is growing for the welfare of a missing 47-year-old man.

David Reid, who suffers from mental health problems, was reported missing on Sunday, April 2 from his home in Hampden Terrace, Eastbourne.

He had spoken to police in London the day before when he was found sleeping rough on Westminster Bridge.

He was also seen on the Saturday in Praed Street, near Paddington Station.

He is white, 5ft 10in, of heavy build, with black spiked shoulder length hair and a goatee beard.

He was last seen wearing a long green trench coat, blue jeans and flip flops.

Detective inspector Neil Ralph said: "David now hasn't been seen for almost three weeks and we are getting even more concerned about him.

"We know he suffers with mental health problems and believe his health may have deteriorated in that time.

"We believe he is still in the London area as he has not returned home to Eastbourne."

Anyone who sees David or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101.

If he is found in danger or in need of urgent medical attention, dial 999.