Police: Missing tourist found ‘safe and well’

La Tour Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.

La Tour Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.

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A HOLIDAYMAKER who went missing from his hotel on Friday afternoon has been found safe and well.

Alistair Shand, 65, was on a coach trip from Scotland when he was reported missing from the La Tour hotel, in Albert Road, central Blackpool.

Police put out an appeal in The Gazette and asked anyone who knew of Mr Shand’s whereabouts to get in touch so they could verify his safety.

Officers were put on alert and a resort-wide search was launched.

Mr Shand was found in Blackpool by ambulance staff at around 8pm on Saturday in a confused state.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but was later allowed to return to his hotel.

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