POLICE are looking for a man who went missing as he was being treated for a head wound.

Robert Shrapel, 41, was taken into Eastbourne District General Hospital on Saturday night, and left in the early hours of Sunday morning. He told a family member he would return for further treatment, but did not come back.

Robert is white, 5ft 8in tall, and very slim. He has curly brown hair, receding at the front. Sussex Police said when he was last seen, he had a patchy, unkempt beard. He has a distinctive tattoo of a green man on his left arm and shoulder, and normally wears a T-shirt, shorts and trainers.

There is concern he may need further treatment. If you have information, call 999 immediately quoting serial 514 of 13/09.