A SENIOR police officer has appealed directly to missing Bury man John Woodman to get in touch.

Mr Woodman, 56, has not been seen since he left Spring Vale Drive, Tottington, around 10.30pm on Friday.

He left his mobile phone and bank card at home and his car was later found parked near the Black Bull Inn at Edgworth.

Police divers have been scouring the nearby Wayoh Reservoir, over the weekend and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team has been assisting with a search on land.

Today Chief Inspector Jane Morgan, of GMP’s Bury district, said: "John’s family and ourselves are understandably concerned for him so we would like to appeal directly to John or anyone else with information about his whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

"Members of the public may have seen teams of specialist officers carrying out extensive enquiries and searches.

"Whilst these are ongoing, I would encourage anyone who is out and about to contact police without delay if they see or hear anything which may assist us."

Mr Woodman is described as being approximately 6ft 2in tall and of medium build. He may be wearing a yellow t-shirt, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Police believe he was driving a blue Ford Galaxy, registration FG62 UFJ,

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8163.