Police are appealing for help as a man receiving treatment at Royal Blackburn Hospital has gone missing.

Zbigniew Strzelczyk, 49, was last seen at around 8.25am on Friday morning, October 16, before leaving the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

He is described as white, of slim to medium build with balding grey hair and a bruise beneath one of his eyes.

Zbigniew, from Clitheroe, was last seen wearing a dark brown leather jacket, black t-shirt with white dots and a tan belt.

He was seen carrying a Booths carrier bag when he left the hospital.

A police spokesperson said: "We are growing increasingly concerned about Zbigniew as he doesn’t know the area around the hospital where we believe he may be walking around.

“He is likely to be very confused and I would urge anyone who sees him or knows where he is to please get in touch with us immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0239 October 16.