Preston man missing for a week found 'safe and well' near Lake District

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A man from Preston who had been missing for a week has been found safe and well.

27-year-old Marcus Smith was last seen in Preston last Friday wearing camouflage trousers and a camouflage jacket.

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith

PC Oliver Bayliff, who was investigating his disappearance, said: "We’re growing increasingly concerned for Marcus’ welfare.

"If you’ve seen him or know where he may be, please don’t approach him but contact police instead."

READ MORE: Concerns grow for missing man who was last seen in Preston a week ago

The appeal was shared all over social media by concerned members of the public.

This afternoon a police spokesman provided an update on the appeal, saying Marcus had been found safe and well.

They said: Further to our earlier missing person appeal, Marcus Smith was found safe and well in the Penrith area of Cumbria today.

"Thanks to those people who shared our earlier appeal."