The public are being asked to keep an eye out for a man who may be missing in the Redruth area, after he knocked on the door of a house unable to remember his name.

Police have been unable to provide a photograph but have issued a description of the man, who is said to be around 75 years old, 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build, with grey hair and a small grey beard. He was wearing a grey coloured pullover type jumper.

Anyone who thinks they might have seen a man of this descripction is asked to contact police on 101. 

It is after officers were called at around 9.35pm yesterday to Beacon View Park in Illogan.

A police spokesperson said: “A man, believed to be in his seventies, went to a property and said that he was lost and not able to recall his name. He then left the area on foot.

“The man was also reportedly seen on Merritt’s Hill at around 9.30pm."

Other local residents also saw the man at the time, but not further reports have been received.

“This person may have already returned home and be safe, however we can’t confirm that at this time and are keen to check on his welfare," added the police spokesperson. 

“A large amount of foot searches have taken place in the area but no one matching this description has been located.

“If you have any elderly relatives or neighbours who match the description, please check that they’re ok, make a call or pop in to check on them. If you have any concerns please call police on 101."

At this time, police have not received any reports of missing people that match this description.

Anyone who sees the man or who has information should call 101 quoting log 817 of Monday 4 February.