THE FAMILY of a man who went missing in the Basingstoke area last week have spoken out, as the search for him continues.

Charlie Knight was last seen after leaving his parents’ home on Harts Lane in the village of Burghclere on Wednesday (February 17) morning.

Hampshire Police are continuing the search for the 30-year-old, and his family are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare after he left the area by foot without his phone or wallet.

Speaking to the Gazette, Charlie’s grandfather, Barry Goldstein, said the search was widening to take in other areas where Charlie had connections, including Odiham and the Wellington Estate, where he worked for a year.

“They are doing a massive search now. The more it’s out there the better, there are a lot of people out walking now who might see him,” said Mr Goldstein.

Charlie is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall, with tanned skin, a slim build with dark hair and a beard, which his grandfather says is longer than in the latest picture. 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.

Mr Goldstein added: “Please, the most important thing is if anyone sees him, call the police. It doesn’t matter how distantly, call and we will go and check it out.”

Appealing directly to his grandson, he added: “Please come home and get some help.”

If you see Charlie or have any further information that could be relevant, please call 101 and quote the incident 44210059947 or dial 999 in the event of an emergency.