POLICE said they are "growing concerned" for the welfare of a man who is wanted on recall to prison. 

Officers are appealing to people in the Clent and Hagley area to be on the lookout for Wayne Matthews and have released pictures of the 51-year-old. 

The new images show Matthews leaving Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach station around 3.22pm on Tuesday 18 June, and another where he is wearing a jacket which is the latest picture police have of him.

That was at 6.02pm the same day at Halesowen Bus Station, heading towards Hagley Road.

(Image: West Mercia Police)

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Officers are continuing to search for Wayne Matthews and two new images are now being released in the hope somebody has seen the 51-year-old.

"We would like anyone in the Clent and Hagley area to notify police of any sightings or come forward with any information of seeing him around then.

"Along with being wanted for a recall to prison, officers are growing concerned for his welfare."

Matthews has links to Birmingham, but also Worcester and it is currently not known if he has headed back to Worcestershire.

He also has links to Southend-on-Sea.

He was last seen wearing a grey t shirt, blue jeans, grey Converse trainers and carrying two black holdalls.

If you see him or have any information that would help find him, please call 999.

Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable speaking with the police, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting https://orlo.uk/jMnIB .