A man who sparked a major search after he went missing in Swanage has been found safe and well.

Luke Fox, aged 25, was last heard from at around 9.30pm on Monday October 23.

Officers carried out a search of the Swanage area with assistance from the Coastguard and Dorset Search and Rescue.

Police issued an appeal for the public’s help to trace Luke after becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare as they believed he may have been upset recently.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said on Tuesday morning he had been located in Swanage and was safe and well.

Luke contacted police after seeing the appeal.

They thanked members of the public for sharing their appeal.