A 'VULNERABLE' pensioner who had been missing for nearly 48 hours has been found safe and well.

Police launched a desperate search for Howwood man Allan Woods, 65, following his disappearance from the Kilnknowe Cottages area of the village at around 11am on Wednesday. 

Multiple appeals were put out by officers who were growing increasingly concerned for his wellbeing. 

However, it has now been confirmed Allan has been found and is said to be doing well. 

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