A Suffolk man who was reported missing more than two months ago is now wanted in connection with a criminal investigation.

Chas Thacker, from Cockfield, near Bury St Edmunds, was reported missing in Tilbury, Essex, on Wednesday, June 15, three days after he was last seen.

He told relatives he was planning to walk home to Suffolk, which is a 70-mile trip, but has not made any contact and did not have his mobile phone on him.

Police released several appeals in the search for him after his disappearance.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Officers want to speak to Thacker, aged 30, in connection with investigations into criminal offences."

He has been described as white, 6ft tall, of heavy build, with short dark brown hair and a goatee beard.

Anyone who sees him is urged to contact Suffolk police on 101.