AN URGENT search for a missing Bournemouth man has been launched after he went missing earlier this afternoon. 

Andrew Beardsmore, who is 43 years old, was last seen in Paisley Road in Pokesdown at around 1.15pm on Monday, August 28 (today). 

He is described as approximately five feet seven inches tall, of slim build and with short brown hair that is shaved at the back.  

Andrew is wearing knee-length denim shorts, a black jacket and white and black trainers, according to the police. 

Inspector Gareth Bishop, of Dorset Police, said: “Andrew may be with his car – a white Ford Focus with the registration LM58 OVV – or a black and navy mountain bike. 

“As we are very concerned for his welfare, we need to locate Andrew urgently and I am hoping that somebody may have seen him since the last sighting. 

“I would also like to appeal to Andrew directly – if you see this appeal, please contact us or your family as we want to ensure you are OK.” 

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Andrew's whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 28:324.