POLICE searching for a mum who disappeared from her home in the middle of the night with her 18-month-old son say she has now been found.

Augustina Elliot-Smith, 35, left her home in Church Walk, Gillingham sometime between 2.30am and 3.30am today, Thursday, May 16.

She was believed to have been 'very upset' when she left the house with the little boy.

Her grey Audi A3 registration GU09 WJF was also missing.

Dorset Police said following searches, both mother and son have been found safe in the Gillingham area.