A MAN who went missing from Royal Blackburn Hospital has been found.

Matthew Holbrook, 38, had last been seen at 5pm on Monday April 26 on the hospital grounds where he was receiving treatment.

Members of the public were asked not to approach Mr Holbrook, who may be confused but instead to contact police.

Speaking at the time, PC Lee Aspden of Lancashire Police said: “We are concerned for Matthew’s health and well-being and would urge members of the public to help us with any sighting of him so we can get him back to the hospital.”

He is six feet tall of slim build with blue eyes, a full beard, short dark brown hair (a photo released by police show him before he had his hair cut short) and a tattoo on his neck.

Mr Holbrook was last seen wearing a black cap, dark coloured work combat trousers and red trainers.

As well as Blackburn, he also has links to Littleborough and Manchester city centre.

UPDATE: Police announced at around 8.55pm on Tuesday April 27 that Mr Holbrook has been found.