NORTH Yorkshire Police has thanked the public for their help in the search for a missing 89-year-old.

Officers said: "We delighted to update you that the missing man has been found safe and well near Skipton this morning.

"Thank you for your assistance with the appeal."

Before being located, he was last seen in his car in the Skipton Road area of Harrogate heading out of the town at around 8.30pm on the night of Thursday, January 7.