CONCERN is growing for the welfare of a missing Hampshire man.

Michael Bateman, 28, has not been seen since Saturday, February 15 when he left his home address in Medstead, near Alton.

Officers are concerned because it is believed Mr Bateman did not take with him his regular medication, money or phone.

He is described as white, 6ft 3ins tall, with blue eyes, slim build and with a tanned complexion. He wore a hand-knitted, zip-up charcoal jumper with a hood, blue pinstripe jeans and brown boots. He may also have been wearing a blue hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Karl Odgers at Alton police station on 101.