Irvine police have thanked the public after a man missing form Springside has been traced safe and well.

Brian Stephens, 27, was reported missing this morning with police carrying out and appealing to the public.

Police have confirmed Brian has been traved after less than seven hours after being last seen around 8.30am on today [Thursday, March 26].

A police spokesperson said: "Thank you very much for sharing our appeal from officers in Irvine. Brian has now been traced and is safe and well.

"Thank you again."