Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 72-year-old man who is missing from his Padstow home.

Retired vicar Barry Kinsmen failed to turn up for a lunch engagement on New Year’s Eve and has not been seen by family and friends since.

His blue Ford Ka was found abandoned at Hawkers Cove in Padstow at the weekend.

Police are conducting searches for Mr Kinsmen and are appealing to anyone who may have seen him to contact them.

He is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, and of medium build with balding grey hair. He may be wearing a tweed jacket.

Anyone who has seen Mr Kinsmen or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 405 of 31/12/12.