Updated Sunday 11am
POLICE have appealed for help from the public after an Isle of Wight man was reported missing.
A police spokeswoman said Brian Proctor, 51, had not been seen since 10pm yesterday (Friday) when he left his home in Sutton Close, Ryde.
He was reported missing by his wife this morning when he failed to return.
The spokeswoman said officers were concerned for his welfare because they believed he may harm himself.
He has left his car and phone at home. He is known to visit the beach at Ryde.
Mr Proctor was described as:
• 6ft 1ins tall
• Balding with short grey hair at the sides
• Wearing a black t-shirt with white writing on it
• Blue jeans and black shoes
Anyone who sees Mr Proctor or knows of their whereabouts can contact Hampshire police on 101.
Having studied CCTV from the ferry ports, police this morning (Sunday) said Mr Proctor was last seen on camera leaving on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne car ferry at 1.40am Saturday morning.
Det Insp John Geden said: "He has money enough to last him a couple of days, and we are today looking at CCTV sources to identify his path of travel.
"We are also checking hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Portsmouth area.
"Hotel and B&B owners in Portsmouth and surrounding areas — please check your guestlists and if you have a lone man in his 50s who checked in and recognise his picture, please call us immediately.
"Our message to the public is please take a good look at his photo, and if you think you see him or know where he is call us straight away.
"Our message to Brian if he is reading this or hears our appeal is please make contact. Your wife is beside herself with worry.
"We just want to make sure you are safe. Please call us on 101 and we will do everything we can to help you."
Police are continuing to search today working with British transport Police.