Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a smartly-dressed 72-year-old man missing from Mitcham.

John Gilgeours was last seen leaving his home in Ashbourne Road at 3pm yesterday and has not been seen since.

He is described as a black male, 5ft 4ins tall and of slim build.

At the time of his disappearance Mr Gilgeours was dressed smartly wearing a shirt, tie, dark trousers and a rain coat.

A police spokesperson said he is known to travel to Streatham Road and Bond Road as well as different parts of London and Surrey.

Officers said they are are increasingly concerned for his wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting reference 14MIS024786.