CCTV images have been released by police in a bid trace a missing pensioner last seen in Saltney.

Colin Purton, 78, has been missing from his home in Penyffordd, near Mold, since Wednesday, May 22.

However police enquiries have revealed that Mr Purton travelled by bus from Mold on the morning of Thursday, May 23.

The CCTV footage shows him getting off the Number 4 bus on Saltney High Street, outside the Lucky Chinese Takeaway, just before 8am.

His whereabouts, from the point of stepping off the bus remain unknown at this time.

Mr Purton, who is described as being 5ft 10in tall, of slim build with short white hair and who usually wears a flat cap and has a walking stick, was last seen wearing a distinctive red coat.

Sgt Philip Wright, of North Wales Police, said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Mr Purton’s welfare and would ask anyone who may have seen him in the Saltney, or the surrounding area, to contact us as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries are ongoing and we are in contact with colleagues from Cheshire Police.”

Anybody who may have seen Mr Purton is urged to contact North Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number iTrace 25282.