Police search for missing reverend

Searches are under way for a reverend who has been reported missing in Gloucestershire.

Reverend John Paul Hoskins was last seen at his home in Langley Road, Winchcombe, at around 11pm on Saturday night.

Police said they are concerned for the welfare of the reverend, who is the priest-in-charge at Winchcombe Parish.

Searches are taking place in Winchcombe and Tewkesbury – as well as Oxfordshire where Mr Hoskins has links, police said.

The 43-year-old is described as a white man, five foot six inches tall and of stocky build.

He has short, grey hair and a close cut beard.

Police said he is believed to have been wearing a green and grey walking jacket with black pads on the arms and shoulders, a black snood, walking boots and maybe jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force on on 101.