POLICE have thanked the public for their help in locating a missing Test Valley woman.

Melody Nicholson, 57, had not been seen since midday today (Sunday) after leaving her home in East Tytherley in the south of the borough.

She left in a blue Peugeot 207 and her family were said to be very concerned for her welfare, however officers have since confirmed she has been located.

A message from police read: “We can now confirm missing woman, Melody Nicholson from East Tytherley, has been located.

"Thank you all for sharing our appeal.”