AN 81-year-old man who went missing in Bournemouth has been found, police have said.

David Gill, who is from the Brighton area, was last seen in the Boscombe area at around 11.45am this morning. 

This afternoon, police issued an appeal for the public's help to trace him.

A short time later, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said Mr Gill had been located and had been found "safe" in the Bournemouth area.