SEARCHES are being carried out for a man missing in Swanage.

At 8.10am on Tuesday, February 11, police received a report of concern for the welfare of 35-year-old Daniel Peay.

Police said there is information to suggest Daniel may be in the area of Old Harry Rocks.

He is described as around six feet two inches tall with short, dark blond hair, a full beard and a nose piercing. He was wearing an orange puffa-style jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Officers are currently carrying out searches, assisted by HM Coastguard.

Chief Inspector Steve Yeoman, of Dorset Police, said: “We are concerned for Daniel’s welfare as he has been very upset recently.

“We are keen to locate him as soon as possible to make sure he is all right.

“I am appealing to anyone with information as to his whereabouts, or who sees a man matching the description given, to please contact us immediately.

“I would also like to make a direct plea to Daniel if you see this to please contact us or your family so we can ensure you are OK.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Daniel’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:71.