AN APPEAL to find a missing Flintshire pensioner has been renewed.

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

But North Wales Police confirmed over the weekend that the 78-year-old travelled from Mold by bus and was seen on CCTV getting off the Number 4 service on Saltney High Street (outside the Lucky Chinese Takeaway) just before 8am the following morning.

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

North Wales Police released updated photographs of Mr Purton on Monday morning via social media, adding: "CCTV images show him getting off a bus in Saltney wearing distinctive red jacket/coat, flat cap and carrying a walking stick."

Mr Purton is described as being 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build with short white hair.

Sergeant 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.”

The search for Mr Purton has so far also included the use of drones and assistance from the National Police Air Service, North East Wales Search and Rescue and the Search and Rescue Dogs Association.

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