EMERGENCY services attended Bournemouth beach last night over a concern for welfare.

Police received reports of concern for a Hampshire woman believed to be in the Bournemouth area at 10.13pm.

Searches were carried out by officers and the woman was found on the beach near Bournemouth Pier at around 12.15am.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said the woman was given appropriate care.

Southbourne Coastguard and the ambulance service also attended.