AN appeal has been launched to find a 38-year-old man who is missing from home.

Benjamin Smallwood was last seen in Birley Street in Newton-le-Willows yesterday morning, Saturday, at 10.30am.

He is described as white, of a stocky build, with short blond hair, shaven at the sides and wavy on top, with fair facial hair.

Benjamin has a distinctive tattoo of a dragon on his left hand.

When last seen he was wearing a black Under Armour hooded top, black cargo pants and black Under Armour boots.

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Benjamin is known to use the rail network.

If you have seen Benjamin or know of his whereabouts send a DM on Twitter to @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @missingpeople on 116 000.