A SEARCH for a man who was missing from his home in Colchester has been stood down after he was found safely.

Essex Police had appealed for the public's help to find Christopher Wales earlier today.

In an updated statement, the force said: "We're no longer asking for help to find Christopher Wales, who had been missing in Colchester. He has been safely located. 

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