Police are appealing for sightings of a missing man in Porirua.

Kapiti-Mana Police are concerned for the welfare of John Griffen, 49, who is likely to be in the Keneperu/Porirua area.

Griffen is described as being approximately 187cm tall and of solid build. He is wearing a black top, black jeans and black gumboots.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anyone fitting this description to call them immediately on 111.