FEARS are growing for a 43-year-old police inspector who is missing from home after suffering a head injury.

Jon Percival, of Greenleaf Close, Boothstown, was last seen leaving his home at about midday on Thursday.

Mr Percival, who was wearing a long black coat and dark clothing, is 5ft 8in tall and slim, with green eyes and short dark brown hair.

He suffered short-term memory loss after an off-duty car accident and police are worried about him.

Ch Supt Mary Doyle said: “We know that Jon left his home around midday yesterday, leaving behind his mobile phone and house keys.

"He was dressed in a long black coat and dark clothing which was slightly unusual due to the weather being so warm yesterday.

“Jon was recently involved in a car accident and is currently off work recovering from a head injury which has left him with some short-term memory loss.

“I would ask anyone who knows where Jon is or if anyone has seen a man matching this description to contact officers on 101.”