POLICE officers searching for missing Poole man Daryl Kew have confirmed he has been found safe and well.

Mr Kew, 37, was reported missing on the evening of Monday, February 24.

He had last been in contact with a friend at around 1.30pm on Saturday, February 22.

Officers located him in the New Forest.

A statement released by Dorset Police read: "Following searches by officers, he has now been located in the New Forest area of Hampshire.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal."