Seaham's 'Rocky' found safe after sparking missing appeal

James 'Rocky' Langthorne.
James 'Rocky' Langthorne.

A 76-year-old man known as Rocky has been found by police after his disappearance led police to issue an appeal for help.

James 'Rocky' Langthorne, who often wears a cowboy-style hat, went missing from his home in Seaham on Saturday at around 10pm.

Police officers in the town said he was a "well known character in the area," as they appealed for help to find him.

This morning, Durham Constabulary said he had been found safe and was returning home, with its team on hand to offer him support.