A MAN missing in east Dorset has "returned home safely", police have confirmed. 

An appeal was launched to locate Derek Rainchild.

Dorset Police received a report at 12.36pm on Sunday February 6 raising concerns for Derek’s welfare.

A police spokesperson said: "Following searches and enquiries by officers, it has now been confirmed that he has returned home safely.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal."


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