POLICE are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing man, thought to be in the Heaton Park area.

Marvin Dawson, aged 32, from Blackpool was reported missing from Blackpool Hospital and was last seen at 2pm on Monday on Queen Street in central Blackpool.

He then made a phone call later last night, which officers traced back to a phone box on Dudley Street in Higher Broughton, Salford. He has not been seen or spoken to since.

He is described as white, around 5ft 11in tall and of medium build. He has dark brown hair and a distinctive face tattoo.

He was last seen wearing a blue and grey t-shirt with Chicago printed across the front, blue jeans, a red, white and blue baseball cap and blue Adidas trainers. He was wearing a black rain coat over the top.

He disclosed to family that he was going to Heaton Park.

His family are extremely concerned for his welfare and are appealing for Marvin to get in touch.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 0161 856 3872, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting the missing person reference number MP18/0117907.