Police have issued an urgent appeal after a 71-year-old went missing.

Ian Barker went missing from his home in Barrowford at around 8.10am on Friday (January 6) morning.

Officers say he may have travelled to Nelson in a silver Ford Focus car, registration plate SG12 KUN.

Ian can be described as a white male, 71 years old, 5 ft 10 inches tall, slim to medium build, balding grey hair, possibly wearing a black puffer jacket with a “Bench” logo, blue denim jeans and black leather Reebok Classic trainers.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We have information that Ian may be in the Nelson area, particularly the town centre.

"We are urgently asking people to keep an eye out for Ian and his vehicle which may be parked up in Nelson.

"Please check any CCTV, doorbell cameras and any dashcam footage which may assist us in finding Ian."

If you have any information, call 101, quoting log number 0915 of January 6. For any immediate sightings of Ian or his vehicle, please call 999 quoting the same log number.