Police believe that a missing man could be in the Torbay area and urgently need to speak to him, primarily, to ensure he is safe and well.
Gerard Kearney is 53 years old and is described as being white, medium build and has short dark brown hair.
He has been seen in Paignton and is believed to still be in the area staying with friends.
He is from the Truro area and he had recently visited hospital for treatment for a facial injury and so may have a hospital dressing on his cheek. He also has scars on his neck.
He may be dressed in hospital pyjamas and a dark coloured coat.
If you have seen Gerard or know of his whereabouts, please call police on 101 quoting log 882 27th October 2012.