POLICE have launched a desperate hunt for missing BAFTA-winning TV scriptwriter Nick Fisher, who vanished with his dog.

Nick, 61, was last seen in a Dorset village at around 4.30pm on Tuesday.

He left the Hooke area in a silver Nissan Navara truck with the registration number YE71 DFA.

The 61-year-old is 5ft9 inches tall, of medium build, with sand-coloured hair and tattoos on both arms.

Cops say he left the area with a brown and white Springer Spaniel dog.

Nick's is a BAFTA-winning TV scriptwriter and series creator with a diverse range of writing credits in film, radio, stage, print journalism and books – including five years as the Sun's film critic.

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Inspector David Parr, of Dorset Police, said: “Nick left the area unexpectedly and has not been in contact with family or friends, which is out of character.

"I would urge anyone who has seen Nick, or a man matching the description given, to please contact Dorset Police.

“Also, I am appealing to anyone who has seen the vehicle either travelling in the area or parked up locally to please come forward.

"Finally, if you see this appeal Nick – please contact us or your family as we all just want to make sure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Nick’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police through their website, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 15:644.

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