A WOMAN who had been missing since yesterday afternoon has now been found. 

Police had thought Julie Downie may have been in the New Forest or Dorset area. 

The 58-year-old was last seen leaving work in Southampton at about 5.30pm last night (Tuesday).

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "We can confirm that missing Julie Downie from Southampton has now been located.

"Thank you to everyone who has shared our appeals to help us locate her."