A MISSING man was found in the Yorkshire Dales after emergency services searched into the night.

Police received a call at around 6pm on Friday, July 10 reporting that a 40-year-old man had gone missing from his home in West Witton, near Leyburn.

North Yorkshire Police said officers conducted enquiries and searches in the area, with help from volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

The man was found safely by police officers at around 3am on Saturday near Wensley Bridge.

A spokesman for SMRT said: "The team were called by North Yorkshire Police to assist with a search in the Wensleydale area.

"Search tasks were completed and the team stood down at around 3am."