RESIDENTS in Burghclere and surrounding areas are being asked to check their sheds, outbuildings and gardens as the search for a man missing in the area continues.

Hampshire police are continuing to appeal for information in their search for Charles Knight, who was last seen leaving his parents' home on Harts Lane on February 17.

Police are now asking residents in Burghclere and the surrounding areas if they could assist by checking sheds, outbuildings and gardens.

They would also like to hear from any residents or businesses with CCTV that could help our enquiries.

The 30-year-old went missing from the Burghclere area at 8.30am last Wednesday.

Charles is described as being white, around 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build, with dark hair and a beard. He has tattoos on his arms and across his chest.

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

Yesterday, his family reiterated their appeal to the public to contact police about any suspected siting, no matter how distant.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We would also very much like to thank the public for their response to this appeal, including volunteers from Hampshire Search and Rescue and Berkshire Search and Rescue who have assisted us in our search for Charles.

"We would like to reassure people that we have professional search teams conducting a thorough search of local areas and would respectfully ask members of the public not to attempt to look for Charles, outside of your own property, themselves."

"This is so teams can accurately monitor all areas that have been police searched to a professional standard and so potential tracking can be conducted by search dogs.

"We again appeal for anyone with information and also ask residents to check their outbuildings for any signs that someone might have been sheltering there or for discarded items."

If you can help please get in touch by phoning 101 and quote the reference 44210059947.