AN 84-year-old yachtsman from Newhaven is missing after leaving Dover.

Trevor Franklin has not sailed a yacht for some years.

He left Newhaven on his 30 foot ketch, Stardog, on Monday, July 1 and was last seen in Dover on Thursday, July 4.

He has not been seen or in contact since.

Police believe there is a possibility that he has safely crossed the Channel.

But they are also concerned he may still be somewhere along the English coast.

There is nothing to suggest that he got into difficulty and there have been no reports of vessels in distress.

He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with shoulder-length, grey hair.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1594 of 10/07.