Police are appealing for information to identify the man in the photo above who may be able to provide crucial information as part of enquiries to find Thomas Bates from the Stourport-on-Severn area, who has been reported missing.

Thomas, 30, was last seen in the Tesco Superstore, Chepstow, at around 9.30pm on Thursday 2 March and officers are concerned for his welfare.

Officers would like to speak to this man who was seen speaking with Thomas outside the Tesco Superstore and may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Gwent Police want to stress that this man is believed to be witness and may hold information which could assist enquiries.

If you recognise this man, or believe it could be you, you can call 101 or send Police a direct message on social media quoting log reference 2300076532.

Thomas is described as 5’9″ tall, of slim build, with a shaved head and tattoos of song lyrics and phrases on both arms. He was last seen wearing a grey coat with fur around the hood, a light grey hooded jumper, black jogging bottoms, white trainers and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information that could assist with enquiries is asked to call 101 or send a direct message via Facebook or Twitter to Gwent Police, also quoting 2300076532.

Thomas is also urged to get in touch with Police to confirm he is safe and well.