Bournemouth Police urgently searching for missing James Hilton

Police are concerned for the welfare of 39-year-old James Hilton, who was last seen in Milton Road, Bournemouth at around 7:30am this morning (Thursday 29 January).

He was in contact with family at around 1:30pm this afternoon, however he did not attend work when expected or return home this evening. His family believe he was in distressed state of mind.

James is described as a white man, of slight build and roughly 5-feet 11-inches in height. He has very short, dark grey and light brown hair. It is not known what he is wearing.

James had connections with the Charminster and Dean Park areas of Bournemouth, Sandbanks in Poole and Corfe Mullen. Police are focusing their searches on these areas, with the National Police Air Service and search dogs also assisting.

If James sees this appeal, please can he make contact with the police to let us know he is safe, as his family are very worried.

Anyone who sees a man matching his description should call Dorset Police on 999 quoting incident 374 of 29th January.