Police are looking for missing 49-year-old Patrick Thomas, from Southend.

Patrick was last seen at Southend General Hospital on October 4 and police are concerned for his welfare.

He is known to sleep rough and could be wearing a red body warmer as shown in the photo, a white or pink top, three-quarter-length light coloured trousers and black canvas trainers.

He is 6ft tall and has dark brown hair and a beard.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We understand the photo isn't very clear, but hope someone may recognise him if they see him.

"If you have any information on Patrick's whereabouts, please contact us as we are keen to make sure he is okay."

Anyone with information is asked to please call Southend Police Station on 101.