CCTV appeal over lost Tube tourist Vasile Beleawho

CCTV image of Vasile Belea Image copyright Met police
Image caption Vasile Belea became split up from his son on the Tube

A CCTV image has been released in an appeal to trace a 63-year-old Romanian tourist who became separated from his son on the Tube.

Vasile Belea, who was visiting the capital for the first time, was last seen at Stockwell Tube station on Tuesday at 10:00 GMT.

Image copyright Met police
Image caption Mr Belea was visiting London for the first time

He was travelling with his son to central London when they became parted on the Victoria-bound platform.

His son got on the train but the doors closed before Mr Belea could join him.

Police think he may have got on the following train or tried to return to Hackbridge, in Sutton, where he had been staying at his son's home

PC Richard Owen who is leading the investigation, said Mr Belea had come over to spend Christmas with his son before planning to return to Romania at the end of January.

Mr Belea who only very speaks limited English, is described as 6ft (1.83m) tall with grey hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a long dark black jacket and a black flat cap.

He has money and an Oyster card but was not carrying any medication for his arthritis. He has a mobile phone but no SIM card so cannot be contacted.

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