DETECTIVES are asking for help to find a missing pensioner from Branksome who was last seen a month ago.

Brian Arthur Ross, 66, was last seen at his home in Surrey Road at approximately 10.30am on Sunday January 12. He is of slim build, around five feet nine inches tall with thinning grey hair.

He wears glasses and is softly spoken with a local accent.

Detective Sergeant Julie Dransfield, of Bournemouth CID, said: “I understand that Brian was upset before his disappearance and due to the time that has lapsed since he was last seen we are very concerned for his welfare.

“We have information that Brian booked a plane ticket to Spain for the middle of January but did not turn up for his flight.

“It is important that Brian, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts, comes forward as soon as possible.”

If you have any information all Dorset Police on 101