CONCERN is growing for a 27-year-old man who has gone missing.

Police said they are now becoming increasingly concerned for Qamar Ahmed's welfare.

He was last seen at around 9pm on Thursday, January 3 in Beaufort Street, Nelson.

Officers said he hasn't made any contact with his family since and his disappearance is out of character.

Mr Ahmed is described as an Asian man , of stocky build and is around 5ft 9ins tall with short cropped hair.

He also has a goatee beard and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a traditional Asian dress, grey in colour, with a green coat.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 552 of January 5, 2019.