A man who went missing for 11 years has been found alive and well.

Paul Martin, 49, was reported missing by his family in February this year but has not been seen since November 2002 when he left the family home in Beane Avenue, Stevenage.

A police investigation found that he had been living in the Torquay area.

Mr Martin contacted Hertfordshire police yesterday (Wednesday) after seeing appeals for his whereabouts.

The enquiry has now been closed.