POLICE are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 49-year-old Stephen Masters who has been missing from his home in Wirral since last Friday.

He was last seen leaving his home in Banks Road, West Kirby, at around 11.30pm that day, and has not been in contact with family or friends since.

Officers believe Mr Masters left home in his car, a blue Saab 9.3 SE Turbo, registration number V350 KAM, and are working to try to trace his vehicle.

Mr Masters is 5ft 7in, of slim build, with short, black curly hair.

He often frequents areas of Wirral and Cheshire as well as North Wales, the Great Orme, London and the Lake District.

Police urge Mr Masters or anyone who has seen him since Friday evening to telephone them by dialling 101 within Merseyside or 0151 709 6010 from outside the county.