Police have launched a massive search of the Waterlooville and Wecock Farm area this evening.
Officers have now confirmed they are desperately looking for missing 28-year-old groundworker Anthony Bessey.
Park Lane Woods in Waterlooville has been cordoned-off with around a dozen police cars and a multiple fire engines.
Police at the scene are informing members of the public that there is a search party for a gentleman who has stolen a car.
A police helicopter from the national air support has been flying over the area for most of the evening and the Park Lane woods have been cordoned-off as part of the search,
Anthony was last seen at his Beresford Close home early this afternoon.
A police spokesman said, “We’re growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.
“Family want him home tonight.”
Anthony is white, 5ft8ins tall, has black hair and three tattoos: a tiger covering his neck, wings on his back and a clown on his right calf.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 441 7026 3456.