A MAN has been missing for five days and Essex Police has launched an appeal to find him.

The force is looking to find Andrew Kurt, 61, from Purfleet who was last seen on May 15.

Andrew is described as a white man, 5ft 2ins, and is wearing a bucket hat, blue shirt, no coat, light blue trousers and brown suede shoes.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Can you help us find Andrew Kurt who’s missing from Purfleet?

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"We want to make sure he’s okay.

"If you know where Andrew is or have any information that could help us find him, please call 999 and quote incident 1173 of May 15."