Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a father-of-two from Chorley who has been missing for more than a week.

Phillip Brodrick, 45, of Buckshaw Village was last seen at his home address on Tuesday, April 12.

Mr Brodrick is described as white with a shaved head and of medium build.

He was last seen wearing a grey/green polo shirt, blue jeans, a black hooded top and a black waterproof jacket with white trainers. Phillip would also have been in possession of a black rucksack.

Detectives made house calls to friends of Mr Brodrick at the weekend searching for information.

Mr Brodrick lives in Buckshaw Village with his wife and two children.

He is a former employee of Lancashire County Council where he worked in the education department until last year.

DI Hazel Stewart said: “Phillip has failed to make contact with his family for friends since last Tuesday and we are growing more and more worried for his welfare.

“If anybody has seen him in the past week or believes they know of his current whereabouts they are asked to contact police.

“I would also appeal directly to Phillip, if you see this, please come forward and let us and your family know you are safe and well.”

Anybody with any information is asked to call police on 08451 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.