A MAN who went missing from Royal Bournemouth Hospital where he was being treated has been found, police have said.

Alex Eldridge, aged 24, was reported missing at 6.59pm on Thursday,  February 27, after leaving the hospital, where he was receiving medical treatment.

Police issued an appeal for his whereabouts on Thursday evening.

In an update on Friday afternoon police said that following searches by officers Alex has now been located in Poole.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal."