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Missing pensioner Bernard Randall from Ashford found after a search and rescue mission

Police have confirmed a missing and vulnerable pensioner has been found.

Bernard Randall, 75, from Ashford, sparked fears for his safety after he had not been seen since Thursday afternoon.

Emergency services including an incident response unit were spotted at Towers School
Emergency services including an incident response unit were spotted at Towers School

Yesterday emergency services heightened their efforts to trace him and began a search and rescue effort at Towers School in Kennington, Ashford.

At least six vehicles were spotted parked at the school Faversham Road entrance next to its 3G pitch.

These included an incident response unit, police van and 4x4.

Kent Search and Rescue tweeted a 9.25pm last night that the team had been stood down after a successful operation.

The tweet said: "Fantastic end to our day searching. Missing person found safe and well."

A police spokesman said: "A 75-year-old man reported missing from Ashford on 21 May has been found by officers. We would like to thank all those who shared our appeal".

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