POLICE are very concerned for the welfare of a man who has been missing since New Year's Eve.

Christopher Richards, 32, from Todmorden, was last seen around 6pm in Leyland Road, Burnley.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins, of medium build with short, mousey brown hair. He has a number of tattoos including the name ‘Craig’ on his left arm.

Mr Richards was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants with a grey, possibly white stripe and a North Face woolly hat.

He has links to the Bacup, Burnley, Todmorden and Blackpool.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can call police on 101 quoting log 1465 of January 1. In an emergency call 999.