OFFICERS are appealing for help to find a 23-year-old man who has been reported missing from Malvern.

James Barnsley was reported missing at around 9.30am this morning (Thursday 18 July)

He was last seen at around 8.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 17 July).

James is described as 5' 9", with short black hair, of a medium build. He is believed to be wearing combat trousers, a burgundy sweatshirt and a large rucksack.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone who sees James or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 153 of 18 July.