A MISSING 56-year-old man from Prestonpans has been found safe and well.

William Watson was last seen on High Street, Prestonpans, at about 11.30am on Saturday.

There had been concern for his welfare as he had not been seen or heard from since.

But less than an hour after issuing an appeal this evening for help in finding Mr Watson, police announced that he had been found.

A police statement said: “Police Scotland can confirm that William Watson, 56, who had been reported missing in East Lothian, has now been traced safe and well.

“Thank you to everyone who shared or otherwise assisted with earlier appeals for information.”