A POLICE appeal to find a 28-year-old 'vulnerable' man, who went missing, has been found safe and well.

In a statement from Gloucestershire Constabulary this morning (Friday) said: "We are pleased to report that 28-year-old Ben Gardner from Cinderford was found this morning, September 1."

Ben had been reported as going missing a number of times in recent weeks.

Ben was first reported as 'missing' on Monday, July 31. And on August 3 police stated that he had been found safe and well in London, but gave no additional information.

Ben was again reported as being missing a few days later and was then spotted on August 4 checking out of the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel in Devon and on a third occasion on August 21 when he was spotted in a bank in Portsmouth.

The most recent appeal of Ben going missing was raised last week and was spotted a few days later in Gloucester on Tuesday 29 August.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police thanked the local press and those who shared the appeal on social media.