WEST Mercia Police say they are still searching for an Ellesmere man whose safety they have concerns for.

A police helicopter was circling over Oswestry town centre and its surrounding areas on Wednesday afternoon between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Police released a statement at around 5pm to confirm they are still searching for the man.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Earlier this afternoon police received a report of concern for the safety of a man near Ellesmere.

"Enquiries are on-going to locate the man."