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Police in west Auckland are appealing for sightings of a 69-year-old man missing since yesterday.

Waitemata police district communications manager Kevin Loughlin said Brian Stanley Jones was last seen about 3.25pm yesterday walking from his home to Don Buck Rd, Massey.

Police have been in contact with Mr Jones' friends and relatives and the Eagle helicopter was used in a grid search for him today.

Mr Jones is described as European, 173cm tall, of thin build, with dark grey hair on top and lighter grey on sides.

He was last seen wearing a red cardigan, black tee-shirt, black woollen pants and no shoes.

Police were concerned for Mr Jones' safety.

He had previously gone missing and was known to go walking in the main streets of Henderson, Massey and Kumeu.

- NZPA