UPDATE: Robert has now been found.

Police are searching for a missing 39-year-old, and said they are concerned for his welfare.

Robert Litke was last seen at 10.35am yesterday (March 30) on Homewood Road, Hnesingham, Whitehaven.

He is described as of medium build, with short black hair and a beard, and was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark blue jumper and black jeans - possibly with a yellow smiley face on, police said, adding that it is believed he travelled to Lancaster.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

Officers would also like to urge Robert to contact this number if he sees this appeal.