POLICE have asked for the public's help as they try to trace a missing man from Whitehaven.

Peter Smith, 48, who has no access to a car, was last seen in Whitehaven at around 9.40am on September 15.

He left home with various items, including a walking stick and a bag.

He is white, with a stocky build, and black cropped hair. Police say he could be using public transport as he does not have access to a car.

He also has links to the Doncaster area.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts, or can help police trace him, is asked to contact police on 101.