PEOPLE in Southampton have been warned not to approach a man who has been missing for two days.

Police believe that Jason Merriman may have links to Southampton and could be behaving irrational due to his mental health problems.

The 43-year-old was last seen on Friday lunch time as he left The Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester on unescorted leave.

He was due back the same afternoon but has so far failed to return.

He is described as white, 6ft 2ins, of broad build with short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a dark blue long sleeved sweatshirt, green camouflage trousers and black training shoes with white socks.

Inspector Robert Moore said: “Jason's behaviour may be erratic and irrational due to his mental condition.”

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police via 999 or the non-emergency contact number 101, quoting serial 1056 of 11/04.