POLICE have launched a nationwide appeal to find a Warwick man who went missing on New Year’s Day.

Bernard Tandi, 38, was last seen at his home address in Portobello Way more than a month ago, on Tuesday, January 1. He was reported missing two days later on January 3.

Mr Tandi who also goes by the names of Ben and Benjamin is described as an 5ft9in African man, of a medium build with black short hair and brown eyes. He usually wears jeans and he is a smoker.

Since he was reported missing he has failed to attend work or make contact with any family or friends.

DS 1636 Carl Buckley, the officer leading the search for Mr Tandi, said: "There has been one reported sighting of Mr Tandi since he went missing. This was by someone who knows Bernard and reported seeing him at 8.30am on January 2 in Emscote Road, Warwick walking towards Warwick.

"This is encouraging, but we are keen to hear of further sightings and now believe Bernard may have travelled to Coventry or elsewhere in the country which is why we are launching a nationwide appeal."

Mr Tandi's family said his disappearance was completely out of character. Police said they remained optimistic he would be found.

Posters and leaflets have also been distributed asking anyone with information on his possible whereabouts to come forward. Officers are urging anyone with information on the possible whereabouts of Bernard Tandi to please contact Warwickshire Police as soon as possible on 101 quoting incident 128 of January 3.