POLICE say a 13-year-old Quarry Bank boy who went missing from his home this morning (Monday March 9) has been found safe and well.

An appeal was launched to find Thomas Southall who, police said, had never gone missing before.

A spokesman said the disappearance was "very out of character" and police were concerned for his welfare. But officers have taken to Twitter to say: "Great news, Thomas has been found! Thank you for sharing our appeal!"