Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a man from the Wirral who has gone missing.
Simon Ulyat, 53, was last seen leaving his home in Banbury Way in Prenton, Birkenhead, at around 7.20am today.
In a statement Merseyside Police said: "The married utilities company worker's disappearance is completely out of character and concerns are growing for his safety."
Simon is white, around 5ft5in tall, of large built with short, brown-grey hair and glasses. He has a ruddy complexion and was wearing a red or navy blue fleece top.
His wife, family and the police are appealing for anyone who may have seen him, or seen anyone in distress in the local area this morning, to call 999 immediately.