Police are searching for a vulnerable elderly Italian man who has been missing since yesterday morning.

Attilio Delmaestro, was last seen at 11am on Monday in Margaret Way, Coulsdon.

He is white, 5 ft 6 ins, bald but with grey hair on sides and back, medium build.

He uses a walking stick and is known to frequent the woods and parks in the Old Coulsdon area.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a grey flat cap, dark blue shirt, navy v-necked jumper, navy blue trousers and black slip on shoes.

He suffers from Alzheimer's, has high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes and police are increasingly concerned for his wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting Merlin reference 14MIS028534.