Three-day search ends as missing man Darran Bell found
A police search for a missing Lincolnshire man was called off after he turned up safe and well in Boston.
Police had been looking for 45-year-old Darran Bell for three days after his dog was handed in to the RSPCA in Lincoln.
But Mr Bell, who lives in Boston, was last seen near a pond on the South Common in Lincoln on Friday, August 23.
Lincolnshire Police issued a statement yesterday saying they were concerned for Mr Bell's welfare.
"Darran was last seen near to a pond on the South Common at Lincoln at around 4pm on Friday," said spokesman Dick Holmes.
"The pond is not far from the Queens Park playground and the area is popular with local residents and dog walkers in particular.
"When he was last seen Darran was with his black Labrador, named Guiness.
"The dog was handed in to the RSPCA having been found wandering on the South Common on Friday evening.
"Darran had recently been staying in Lincoln, but most of his family and friends are from the Boston area.
"Everyone who knows him says that his dog is a big part of his life. The fact that the dog was found wandering without him increases our concern for Darran.
"We have been conducting searches of the area where he was last seen as well as checking the addresses of his known friends and family."
But Mr Holmes said at 10.35pm last night that the search had been called off after Mr Bell was found safe and well in the Boston area.