UPDATED 8.50am: Louis has been found safe and well.

POLICE have appealed for help in finding a missing York man.

Louis Gibson, 28, was last seen in the Chapelfields area at 8.30pm yesterday, said North Yorkshire Police.

A spokesperson said he left a property and drove away in a grey Volkswagen Passat with the registration FY60 UJD.

"He was wearing light grey shorts, a white Nike polo shirt and black Nike trainers," they said.

"Inquiries are ongoing to determine his whereabouts, however police are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety and are appealing for anyone who may have seen Louis, or the vehicle he is travelling in, to contact them.

"Police understand that he has connections with the Bridlington area, so it may be possible that he is travelling in that direction."

Anyone with information was urged to phone 101, select option 1 and pass it to the force control room, quoting reference 12190072255.