Gardaí are seeking the public's assistance in tracing a 23-year-old man missing from Tallaght in Dublin.

Hussam (known as Sam) Khalaf has been missing since Wednesday.

He was last seen getting into a taxi outside the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght on Wednesday at around 5.30pm.

He is described as being 1.52m (5'9"), 69kgs (11 stone) with dark hair and brown eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a beige shirt, blue jeans and was carrying a laptop bag.

Anyone with information or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01- 666 6000, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.

Update: Hussam Khalaf found safe and well.