Police are renewing an appeal to find a missing man from Walthamstow who was last seen more than a month ago.

Sydney Piper, 69, was last seen in Chingford Road at 12.10pm on February 23.

He was heading north in the direction of the Crooked Billet Roundabout.

According to the Met, his disappearance is out of character and officers are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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He is not believed to be in possession of any money and they believe he may be living outside.

Sydney is described as 5ft 1ins tall, of slim build, with a grey beard and black short hair.

He was last seen wearing a mid-length black coat, grey T-shirt, grey trousers and black slippers.

Detectives said he has a distinctive way of walking, with his feet splayed outwards, which people may have noticed.

It has been established that, in the past, Sydney has enjoyed walking in Epping Forest and enjoyed taking himself away for the day walking in the forest and parkland areas.

Police are appealing in particular for visitors to Epping Forest to come forward with any sightings of him.

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Det Ch Insp Seb Florent, from the missing person unit in north-east London, said: "We believe it is possible that Sydney may have made his way to Epping Forest and I want to appeal to anyone using Epping Forest for dog walking, biking, rides or walks to keep a look out for Sydney and to contact police immediately on 999 with any live sighting.

"He may be in need of assistance and we want to ensure he is safe and well."

Anyone who has seen Sydney is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 4957/24Feb or 999 for a live sighting.