A MISSING man from Cotford St Luke, Taunton, has now been found.

Alex Yard went missing from his home on January 9 and police were "extremely concerned" for his welfare.

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He has now been found safe.

"We're pleased to confirm Alex Yard, who was reported missing from Cotford St Luke near Taunton yesterday, has been found safe," said an Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson.

"We'd like to thank everyone who shared our appeal."

Alex's family are happy to see him home. 

Steve Yard, Alex’s brother, said: “I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone involved in looking for him – the police, family and friends who have been searching over the past few days.

“He is home safe and sound – it is the best late Christmas present I have ever had.”