Police thank the public for their help after launching a search for Michael Irwin, 86

Missing Combe Martin pensioner Michael Irwin has been found safe and well.

Police raised the alarm yesterday after Mr Irwin, 86, was reported missing at around 10am in the morning.

It is believed he left his home with his car and two collie dogs.

Police said he was found near Barnstaple on the same day.

Officers would like to thank all those who responded to the appeal to trace his whereabouts, with sightings and local information.