A 57-YEAR-OLD man who went missing from a nursing home in Rossendale has returned home safely.

Steven Cowan had last been seen leaving the residential nursing home at 9am on Friday.

Officers had become concerned about his welfare.

But today police said he has returned home safe and well.

Police said on Facebook: "I am happy to report that Steven Cowan who was reported missing from the Rawtenstall area has returned home safe and well. Thank you all for sharing the post and for keeping a watchful eye open."