Police are appealing for information about a 23-year-old who has not been seen for nearly a week.

Siddharth Murkumbi, 23, was last heard from around 8.30pm (Sunday, March 15) and may have travelled to the docks area of the city.

He is described as Asian, of stocky build with blonde hair and a beard. Siddharth has link to the Preston area.

Police are very concerned for his welfare and are urging anyone who might have seen him to come forward.

His father Shankar Murkumbi said, "Sid, this is a message from your Papa and Maa. You need to begin life afresh, leaving behind the past.

"Contact Papa or Maa immediately."

PC Iann Skillander, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are worried about Siddharth’s disappearance and would urge anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to come forward.

“Furthermore I would ask Siddharth, if he sees this appeal, to come forward and let us know he is okay.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1362 of March 15.