Police searching for a 24-year-old man say it is 'out of character for him to go missing'.

Joshua Simmons was last seen leaving Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday at around 3.07pm.

Mr Simmons, who is from the Burnley area is around 6ft 2in, of slim build, with mousey brown short hair.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a blue Canada Goose puffa jacket, grey joggers and claret and blue trainers.

A/PS Pete Law of Burnley Police, said "We are becoming increasingly concerned about Joshua as it is out of character for him to go missing.

"We are asking anyone who has seen or heard from him, or knows where he may be, to get in touch with us as soon as possible".

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting log reference 0954 of February 19.