Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing after telling his parents he was attending a gig in Camden.

Nathan Cole, 32, who is from the Notting Hill area, was last in contact with his family at 9.33pm on Sat, January 21 in Wandsworth, when he told them he was going to a gig in Camden.

Nathan has not been in touch with his family since then, has not attended work and there has been no activity on his phone or bank account.

His disappearance has been described as “totally out of character”.

Police have discovered that at 10.46pm on the same night Nathan was seen boarding a 158 bus on Black Horse Road in Walthamstow that was heading north towards Chingford.

Prior to boarding the bus, he was seen on CCTV footage buying four cans of lager in a local shop.

Police describe Nathan as 5ft 10ins, slim build with brown short hair and wears glasses.

He last seen wearing a light jacket, red scarf and black top, trousers and shoe.

He was also carrying a dark rucksack at the time of his disappearance.

Police say that they have carried out searches in the area he was last seen, but without success.

Detective Sergeant Julie Morrow of the Central West Missing Person Unit, said: “This is totally out of character for Nathan and both his family and officers are extremely concerned for his welfare. If anyone has any information, or saw Nathan, please contact police.

“Any small bit of information could be vital and may save hours of police work by directing officers to where Nathan was last seen.

“Lastly my appeal is to Nathan, if you are well then please contact your family who are so very worried about you, or contact officers, you are not in any trouble and we just want to know you are okay.”

Anyone who sees Nathan or has any further information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police quoting reference number 23MIS002577.