Missing man found following police search on the outskirts of Norwich

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Norfolk Constabulary vehicle. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A missing man has been found following a police search on the outskirts of Norwich today.

Witnesses described seeing patrol cars and a helicopter searching around Colney Lane and the UEA lake area earlier this evening.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: 'Police officers and a police helicopter were sent to the area of Colney Lane in Norwich to search for a 60-year-old man who had been reported missing from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at around 3.50pm on Monday 25 January 2016.

'Following a search of the area and with assistance from members of the public who live in the area the male was found. He has been taken to hospital.

'Officers would like to thank the members of the public involved for their assistance.'