UPDATE: Ian has since been found safe and well

THE family of a missing man from Bromsgrove is appealing to the public for information on his whereabouts, after he failed to return home from work.

Ian Harding was last seen by his mum in Catshill at around 8.10pm last night (October 3), as he left home to take his van back to work at Webb Display in Stoke Prior.

When he failed to return, his family tried to contact him, only to find his phone had been switched off and his van missing.

His cousin Noel Harding said: "It's not his normal behaviour.

"It's not like him. He has a partner and their first child is on the way."

Ian is 28 years old, around 5 ft 6, with brown hair, blue eyes and a stubble beard.

His van is a dark blue Renault Master, emblazoned with the black and green Webb Display logo.

West Mercia Police confirmed a man called Ian Harding had been reported missing.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact police on 101.