THERE is growing concern for a missing man.

Police have warned that Billy Hall "may be alarmed if approached" so have urged anyone who sees him or knows where he is to "call 999 immediately quoting serial 527 of 15/12".

The 27-year-old was reported missing at 11.30am today and the force has said there are "concerns for his safety and welfare".

He is thought to be in St Leonards.

Billy is white, about 6ft tall and stocky with short brown hair.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "He is believed to be wearing blue jeans, and may be shirtless and shoeless.

"He also has a recent cut to his face which was bleeding prior to him leaving.

"He is likely to be on foot and thought to still be in the local area."