A YOUNG woman who went missing from her Bournemouth home is safe and well, police have said.

Madeline Cunningham, 21, had last been seen during the evening of Wednesday at an address in the Queen’s Park area.

Searches were carried out for her through the night on Wednesday and yesterday morning police issued an appeal for Madeline's whereabouts. 

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said Madeline returned home on Thursday evening. 

They added: "We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and helped in the search."