A MISSING man believed to be in the Bournemouth area has been found, police have said.

Merle Symonds was last seen at home in Surrey yesterday morning and police said said they are "extremely concerned" for his welfare.

A spokesperson from Surrey Police said: "Following our appeal late last night to locate a missing man from Godalming, who we believed had travelled to Bournemouth, we can now update that he has been located, and is receiving appropriate help."

They added: "We'd like to thank everyone who shared our appeal, and called in with information."