A SEARCH for a vulnerable missing man was called off after he was found in Bournemouth early this morning.

Stephen Hughes, who is aged 47, was reported missing at around 4.25pm on Thursday, having last been seen around two hours before in the Wimborne Road area near to the roundabout with Talbot Avenue.

Police were concerned about the man, who suffers from severe learning difficulties and memory loss as a result of a historic serious head injury.

He was found by officers safe and well near to the Cooper Dean roundabout around 2am.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Officers would like to thank anyone who called in with sightings and for sharing the appeal."