Missing Sunderland man found safe and well

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to locate Michael Lilley, who was last seen on Saturday afternoon

A missing Sunderland man has now been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Officers were appealing for the public’s help to locate Michael Lilley, who was last seen on Saturday afternoon. The 36-year-old was reported missing and police and his family were growing increasingly concerned

However, Northumbria Police confirmed the good news that he had been found on Tuesday afternoon.

A statement from the force said: "We’re pleased to update that the missing man Michael Lilley has now been located.

"A big thanks to everyone who shared the appeal. "