AN appeal has been launched to find a missing man who is a regular visitor of Leigh town centre.

Keith Taylor, 76, was last seen at his home in Padgate, Warrington, around 7.30pm on December 15.

He is described as 5ft 4in, white, with grey hair with black flecks and a grey moustache.

It is believed he is likely to be wearing blue jeans, which are frayed at the bottom, and a navy Regatta zip up jacket.

CCTV footage of Keith walking in Warrington town centre has been released by Cheshire Police to show the 'slightly unusual gait' he walks with.

Chief Inspector Jez Taylor said: “It is now nearly a week since Keith was last seen and, despite our best efforts, we have still yet to trace his whereabouts.

"This is totally out of character for Keith and we are becoming increasingly concerned about his welfare.

“We are particularly concerned as we know that he has not been feeling well recently and has had some dizzy spells.

"He also suffers from Raynaud’s disease which causes numbness to his fingers and limited in dexterity.

“Extensive searches are ongoing across the Warrington area.

"There is nothing to indicate that he will have gone out of the area, although we do know that he liked to visit Leigh and Bolton town centres.”

The National Police Air Support unit, the North West Underwater search squad and volunteers from a number of Search and Rescue teams in the region have been looking for Keith since he went missing.

Keith’s wife added: “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for us.

"We are missing Keith so much and are very upset that he isn’t at home with us.

“Keith, if you are reading or listening to this, please know that you are loved so much by your family, friends and all those who know you and we desperately want you to come back home.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have been involved in helping to find Keith and I deeply appreciate all your support.

“The public have all been so kind and I thank you all so much.

"Please continue to be vigilant, please look out for any sightings of Keith and report them to police on 101 however insignificant you feel the information is.”

If you have any information about Keith's whereabouts, contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 786 of December 15.