Police have thanked the public for their help in tracking down a man missing from his Sunderland home.
Ash Cooper, who is 50 and from Ryhope, had not been seen since around 1pm today.
Police were concerned for his welfare and had been searching the Ryhope and Sunderland areas for him.
But they have now confirmed he has been found.
Sunderland Police Tweeted: "Missing man Ash Cooper has been found safe and well this evening in the Sunderland area. Thanks for sharing and helping with the appeal!"