POLICE have confirmed a man who went missing from Forth Valley Royal Hospital has been found safe and well.

An appeal had been issued for information about the whereabouts of 43-year-old Kevin Docherty, who had last been seen exiting the hospital grounds heading towards the Larbert House area at around 11.10am on Tuesday, January 28.

However, in an updated release, a spokesperson for Forth Valley Police Division said: "We are pleased to confirm that Kevin Docherty has been found safe and well.

"Thank you to everyone who assisted with our appeal."