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A Dorset man who went missing from his home before Christmas has been found safe and well.
30-year-old Matthew Purser was last seen on Saturday 21st December but was found in the local area by police after a member of the public recognised Matthew.
Poole Police are continuing to search for a 30-year-old man who has been missing over the Christmas period.
Matthew Purser was last seen at around 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he left his home on Jellicoe Close on foot.
Detective Inspector Richard Dixey, of Poole Police, said: "Concern is increasing for Matthew whose disappearance is completely out of character.
“We know that he did not take his car or mobile phone with him. He only has a bank card and a small amount of cash.
Matthew’s family are extremely concerned about him and would like to give the following message: “Matthew you are not in trouble and you don’t have to come home if you do not want to. We just want to know that you are alright and of course would love to have you back home. We all love and miss you.”
Matthew is white, six feet tall, of a large build with short dark hair.
He has pale skin, a round shaped face with some stubble on it when he was last seen and he has a large scar across his left hand.
He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy fleece body warmer, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and white Puma trainers.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 101.
Concerns are growing for a Poole man who was last seen a week ago leaving his home address on foot.
30-year-old Matthew Purser was last seen at 7pm on Saturday 21st December when he walked along Jellicoe Close.
Matthew is white, 6ft, of a large build with short dark hair and pale skin.
He was wearing a grey hooded jumper with a navy body warmer, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Police Constable Dave Mearing, of Poole Police, said: "I understand that Matthew had become upset before he left and his family is concerned that he may come to some harm. He did not take his car or mobile phone - he only has a bank card and a small amount of cash with him.
"I urge Matthew to get in touch - we simply need to know that you are safe and well."