Police have launched an appeal for a missing man.

Christopher Simmons, 50, from Roding Lane South, Clayhall, was last seen by his family on Tuesday at 2.15pm, as he left his home for a walk.

His family are extremely concerned for his welfare and very eager to hear from him.

Christopher is a white man of medium build, 6ft 2in in height with short cropped brown hair and white beard.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and camouflage combat style shorts.

Christopher has a scar on his right leg due to an accident.

Anyone who has seen Christopher should contact Ilford CID on 0208 345 2679 or 101, or contact Missing People on 116 000.