POLICE searching for an elderly man who went missing from his Poole home last night say he has been found.

Kenneth Chappell, who is 84, was last seen in Kingsmill Road at 7.30pm yesterday. When carers arrived at his address at 8am today, he was not there.

Mr Chappell was reported missing at 11.50am.

Police have now confirmed he has been found in Poole.

Residents in the area had been asked to check gardens and outbuildings in case Mr Chappell had sought refuge.