Missing man found in Blackpool

John Ashton, 44 went missing in Blackpool on July 20, 2016. Police have appealed for information.
John Ashton, 44 went missing in Blackpool on July 20, 2016. Police have appealed for information.
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A search for a missing man has seen him found in Blackpool last night.

Police posted a missing persons appeal yesterday morning for John Ashton who was due to stay at a bed and breakfast in Blackpool and had travelled to the resort by train.

The 44-year-old called a friend around 3.30pm on Wednesday to say he was on the beach, but could not confirm whereabouts, police say.

Despite numerous attempts, friends and relatives had been unable to contact Mr Ashton since.

But Blackpool Police tweeted this morning to say he had been found “safe and well in Blackpool”.