Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 35-year-old man who was last seen at midnight.

Officers in East Lancashire say James Dean, from Oswaldtwistle, who also has links to Accrington, Blackburn and Burnley, was last seen in the Orchard Drive area of the town at midnight last night.

He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a black tracksuit top.

James, is white, 6ft 2ins, of a very slim build and has a shaved head.

He also has tattoos.

PC Neil Wells said: “We are concerned for James’s welfare and I would ask anybody who sees him or has information on his whereabouts to get in contact with the police straight away.

"I would also ask James – if he sees this appeal – to get in touch to let us know you’re OK.”

James, who played for Chorley and FC Halifax Town has enjoyed a prolific career playing for some of the biggest non-League clubs and had several promotions on his resume.

He scored 60 goals in 130 appearances for Chorley, many in the Vanarama National League North.

The 6`3” forward can also list Bury, Altrincham, Harrogate Town, FC Halifax Town, Warrington Town, Ashton United, AFC Fylde and Stalybridge Celtic among his other former clubs.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0309 of May 6 or report it online via Home - Lancashire Constabulary - Report Online.

For immediate sightings call 999.