A MISSING pensionoer at the centre of a major police search has been found.

Police and soldiers launched a major operation after Terrence Gallop vanished from a care home in Marchwood at 6.15pm last night.

A major search is continuing today after 40 police officers supported by eight soldiers scoured the area overnight for the vulnerable pensioner.

But this morning the 74-year-old was found by police after a county wide appeal.