The police have launched an appeal to the public after a man went missing from Bury yesterday evening.

56-year-old John Woodman was last seen in Spring Vale Drive, Tottington, around 10:30pm on May 22.

They believe he was driving a blue Ford Galaxy with the registration FG62 UFJ, which has been found near the Wayoh reservoir outside the Black Bull Inn, Bolton Road, Edgeworth

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He is described as being approximately six feet two inches tall and of a medium build.

Police believe John may be wearing a yellow t-shirt, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

He left his mobile phone and bank card at home and police are becoming increasingly concerned for John's welfare and want to make sure he is safe and well.

Anyone with information about John's whereabouts is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8163.