POLICE are appealing for help in finding 26-year-old Ashley Wells who has been reported missing.

Mr Wells was last seen leaving his home address in Gabalfa, Cardiff at 8.45pm on Sunday, January 5, but is known to have contacts in the Gwent area and is a regular visitor to West Wales, particularly Newport.

At the time he was wearing very dark ‘Criminal Damage’ make jeans, khaki brown canvas shoes, a khaki green coat from Next, described as very big, oversized and very bulky with a big hood with fur around the edge.

Officers have checked CCTV footage from cameras near his home but it is not known which direction he travelled in and where he has been since Sunday.

They are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him since that evening.

There is increasing concern for his welfare and anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has any information which may be relevant is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 62140005137 or their nearest police station.