A MISSING Bournemouth woman has been found, police have said. 

Maria Giles, who is 46 years old, was last seen at around 5pm on Tuesday July 5 outside Boots in the Sovereign Shopping Centre in Boscombe.

She is described as white, five feet five inches tall, of medium build and with dark brown hair. She was wearing a beige jacket with matching beige trousers and carrying a small brown or orange bag.

Inspector Joseph Wheable, of Dorset Police, said: “Maria’s disappearance is out of character and she does not appear to have vital medication with her. Therefore, we need to find her to ensure she is safe and well.

Giving an update on Thursday, July 7, Dorset Police said: "Following searches and enquiries by officers, she has now been located.

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