POLICE have issued an appeal for information about a missing man who they suspect may visit the Isle of Wight.
Sussex officers say 43-year-old Jason Merriman left The Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester on unescorted leave at 12.45pm on Friday.
He was due back the same afternoon but has so far failed to return.
There are concerns for his welfare as he has mental health problems and police advised have advised the public not to approach him.
He has links across the south coast including Southampton and Brighton and may go to the Isle of Wight, police said.
Mr Merriman (pictured below) was described as white, 6ft 2 ins, broad build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue long sleeved sweatshirt, green camouflage trousers and black training shoes with white socks.
Inspector Robert Moore said: "Jason’s behaviour may be erratic and irrational due to his mental condition. If there are any sightings of him, please contact Sussex Police via 999 or the non emergency contact number 101 quoting serial 1056 of 11/04."