A HAMPSHIRE man at the centre of a missing person search has been found safe and well.

Concerns grew for Ashley Bessant, above, from Dibden Purlieu, after he was last seen at 8am on Wednesday morning.

His family joined the search for him after he failed to arrive for work.

But police last night confirmed the 28-year-old was found safe and well in Dorset and is now with his family.

Ealier yesterday the hunt moved to the Devon and Cornwall areas after a possible sighting there.