POLICE are appealing for help to locate a 74-year-old pensioner who is missing from his home in Corsham.

They have appealed for any information regarding the whereabouts of John Roberts, who went missing from his home in the town earlier this afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said: "John has dementia and requires medication and we are therefore concerned about his welfare.

"He is described as 5 ft 7 inches tall, with thinning grey hair. He is believed to be wearing a blue fleece, grey trousers and black shoes."

Anyone who may have seen Mr Roberts or anyone who may have information about his whereabouts should call 101 and quote log number 170 of today, or 999 in an emergency.