Missing South Shields FC Ian Smith fan found safe and well

South Shields FC fan Ian Smith.
South Shields FC fan Ian Smith.

A South Shields FC supporter has been found safe and well after he went missing.

Dad-of-one Ian Smith left his home on Monday morning and concerns were raised when he had not been seen by his family since.

The 39-year-old is a keen supporter of South Shields FC and regularly visits the town to attend matches and cheer on the club.

But Northumbria Police say he was found safe and well on Thursday afternoon.