A pensioner with diabetes has gone missing from his care home.

Melvyn Dillon was last seen by staff at Acorn Heights Care home, Burnley, at 10.35am on Wednesday.

Police are now actively looking for Mr Dillon, pictured, and are appealing to the public for help.

Mr Dillon is 79 years old and suffers with type one Diabetes, and missed his evening dose on Wednesday.

A police spokesperson said: "He was last seen by staff at the care home at 10:35am on Wednesday when he went out for one of his regular walks.

"Melvyn usually goes out for about an hour, but had still not returned by 9pm.

"Staff are growing increasingly concerned as he suffers with type one Diabetes and has missed his evening dose.

"Melvyn can sometimes get confused, and has previously been missing before.

"He likes to travel on public transport and has previously been found in London and Newcastle."

Mr Dillon is white, five feet six inches tall and of medium build.

He has white hair and is clean shaven.

He was last seen wearing a brown coat, black blazer, khaki trousers and brown shoes.

The spokesperson added: "If you have any information which would help us get Melvyn home safely, please contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1393 of May 22 2019.

"We appreciate your help."