POLICE and family members are concerned for the welfare of a missing man "due to his vulnerabilities".

Sussex Police are searching for Craig Payne from Sompting.

The 45-year-old was last seen leaving his home at about 3.30am today.

Police say it is believed he does not have a phone.

Craig is white, 5ft 8in tall and of medium build with short blonde hair and blue eyes.

He is thought to be wearing a black Parka jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and blue trainers.

Police are urging anyone who has seen Craig or knows where he could be to report it online or call 101 – or 999 in an emergency – quoting serial 142 of 18/04.