FEARS are growing for the welfare of a missing man, prompting police to renew an appeal for help finding him.

Stephen Clark, of Puddletown Crescent, Canford Heath, Poole left his house at noon on Monday (October 26) following a family disagreement.

Police have released a CCTV image of him at Asda, Canford Heath, at 1.30pm that day – but he has not been home or made contact with his family since.

In a message to Stephen, partner Michelle said: “I’m desperately worried about you. Please get in touch. If you don’t want to talk to me please phone the police. We just want to know you’re okay.”

Inspector Frank Streat, of Bournemouth and Poole police, said: “When Stephen left he was very upset and made threats to harm himself – he departed suddenly and without any mode of transport. We’re extremely concerned because that behaviour was completely out of character.

“He left with very little money and without taking his asthma medication – worryingly, he had a severe attack just a couple of days ago.”

Stephen is white, 6ft tall, of a slim build, with brown eyes. He has brown hair, in a mohican style, a brown goatee beard and a large earring in his left ear.

He was wearing a brown zip-up hooded fleece, blue jeans and dark shoes when he was last seen and carrying a small 12-inch rucksack, which is black around the edges and brown and grey in the middle.

Anyone with any information should call Dorset Police on 01202 222 222.