Search and rescue have arrived at Newton Common in North Hampshire in search for missing Charlie Knight.

A team arrived just after 1pm on Saturday afternoon in the search for the missing man, who disappeared on Wednesday.

Police officers and his family are growing increasingly concerned for 30-year-old Charlie, who was last seen after leaving his parent's house in Burghclere on Wednesday morning.

According to friends, Charlie left his phone at home and left the area by foot.

Basingstoke Gazette:  

Now, search and rescue officials are scouring an area of forest off Jonathan Hill, near Newtown Forest.

A dog walker on the common said:  “A red Land Rover search and rescue vehicle arrived just after 1pm with a team of from Hampshire Search and Rescue.

“They said they are looking for the missing man from Burgchlere.

“We really hope he is found safe and well.”

To help the public find Charlie, police have issued a description and they are asking residents to keep an eye out for him. 

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, with tanned skin, a slim build with dark hair and a beard. He also has a number of tattoos on his arms and hands.

He was last seen wearing a green jacket, green cap, black trousers and walking boots.

If you see Charlie, members of the public are asked to call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident 44210059947.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary told The Gazette this afternoon that there was not an update in the search for Charlie, but added: "Enquiries and searches to locate Charles Knight are ongoing today.

"We will keep the media and public informed when he is located.

Concerned friends have taken to social media in a bid to raise awareness about Charlie's disappearance.

Jackson Evans wrote: "Charlie Knight has gone missing in the Newbury area and it is urgent that we find him!!

"He has left his phone at home. He is on foot. His car is at home

He continued: "He really needs everyone’s support and help. Please if you see or hear anything from him please report it to the police, myself or Hayley or his mum Belinda."