POLICE searching for a 14-year-old boy from Christchurch say he has now been found "safe and well".

Shaye Hughes went missing from his home in River Way at around 10.30am today. He did not have a mobile phone with him and was said to have been in an "unsettled state".

He also has learning disabilities, and police said they were "very concerned" for him.

However, at around 9pm a spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "We are very pleased to say missing 14-year-old Shaye Hughes has been found safe and well.

"He was located in the Poole area."