Update: A Staffordshire Police said: “Mr Sims was found safe and well at a location outside of Staffordshire in the early hours of this morning.”
Staffordshire Police is appealing for the public to report any sightings of a missing Stoke-on-Trent man.
Paul Sims, aged 36, was reported missing at the end of April. He was last seen at his home address in Furlong Road, Tunstall, on April 19.
Mr Sims is described as white, is 5ft 9in tall with a slim build. He has shoulder-length, light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a one-inch scar above his left eye. It is not known what Mr Sims was wearing when he went missing.
DC Gary Cliffe, investigating officer, said:
"We consider Mr Sims to be vulnerable and we are concerned for his welfare.
"There is every possibility Mr Sims has left the Staffordshire area, but we are appealing for anyone who may have seen him/had any contact with him in the last month, or has any information on his current whereabouts, to come forward.
"We are also working closely with colleagues at the charitable organisation Missing People, which is featuring the case on its website www.missingpeople.org.uk/PaulSims"
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Cliffe at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 477 of April 30, or Missing People on Freefone 0500 700 700