POLICE have thanked the public for their help after confirming that a man who went missing near Andover yesterday has now been found.

Nigel Pinchbeck, of Gomeldon, near Porton Down, had last been seen in the Newton Tony area on Thursday morning.

Officers issued a public appeal after concerns for the 56-year-old's welfare grew.

However they have now confirmed that he has been found safe and well.

A message shared by Wiltshire Police on social media read: "We are pleased to confirm that Nigel Pinchbeck, who was reported missing from the Amesbury area yesterday (21/05), has been found safe and well.

"Thank you for sharing our appeal."