A MAN missing from his Andover home has made contact, police say.

Although enquiries are ongoing to trace Mark Lavery, of Suffolk Road, police officers have said they are less concerned about his welfare following brief contact today.

The 45-year-old had been on a weekend break to Selsey with family and friends but left in his car at around 4am on Sunday.

His car was found at his home address but Mark has not been seen since.

An extensive search has been carried out by teams of specialist officers - along with police dogs and volunteers from Hampshire Search and Rescue - in the Andover area which has been concentrated on places which Mark may have travelled to.