An appeal has been launched to find a man who went missing this afternoon.

Cleveland Police are appealing for more information to help in Christopher Olds, 43, who was last seen on Marton Road, Middlesbrough at around 1:45pm today (March 13).

He is described as slim build, gaunt face and wearing a black cap and grey tracksuit.

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They said they believe he may be making his way towards the Redcar area on foot.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “Police are urgently appealing to trace missing Christopher Olds, who was last seen around 1:45pm today (Wednesday 13th March) in the area of Marton Road, Middlesbrough.

“Anyone who may have seen Christopher is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 as a matter of urgency, quoting reference number 045837.”