AN appeal has been launched to find a missing man who walked out of Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Zbigniew Strzelczyk, 59, was last seen at about 8.25am on Friday before leaving the hospital where he is receiving treatment.

He is described as white, of slim to medium build with balding grey hair and a bruise beneath one of his eyes.

Zbigniew, from Clitheroe, was last seen wearing a dark brown leather jacket, black t-shirt with white dots and a tan belt.

He was also carrying a Booths carrier bag when he left the hospital.

A police spokesperson said: 'We are growing increasingly concerned about Zbigniew as he doesn’t know the area around the hospital where we believe he may be walking around.

“He is likely to be very confused and I would urge anyone who sees or knows where he is to please get in touch with us immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0239 of October 16th