AN AMBULANCE worker has been reported missing and may be in the New Forest.

Matthew Pritchard, 39 from Whiteley was first reported missing at around 10.30am.

He was last seen leaving his home address in the Whiteley area at 10.30am on Monday 8 April, but the force believes he may have travelled to the New Forest.

He is described as white, 6ft with a muscular build and broad shoulders.

Matthew also has a sleeve-style tattoo on his right arm of a heart and a wolf.

A spokesman for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said: “Matthew may be wearing a South Central Ambulance Service uniform and may be driving his red Ford Fiesta with the registration ending RZA.”

If anyone has seen Matthew or has any information about his current whereabouts, please call 999 quoting reference 44240147305.