POLICE are no longer searching for a missing man after he was found safely.

Essex Police appealed on Monday evening for the public's help to find James Deeks who had last been seen in Colchester on Sunday.

In a statement on Tuesday morning, the force said: "We're no longer looking for James Deeks, who had been missing in Colchester.

"A number of calls were received as a result of our appeal and one specific call helped us to locate James safely.

"Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal; your efforts really do make a difference."