A missing man has been found safe and well after a public appeal for information.

Police have thanked the public for sharing an appeal to find missing Ryan Brown, from Southend, after locating him earlier this morning.

Essex Police had released a plea to find the 31-year-old yesterday.

A spokesman said: "Thank you for sharing our appeal to find missing man, Ryan Brown.

"We can confirm that he was found safe by officers last night, Friday 3 July."