A man reported missing in Christchurch has been found safe and well.

Earlier today, Christchurch police said they had concerns for the safety of 80-year-old Vernon Robertson who was reported missing.

Robertson was last seen at Mairehau School, where he picked up a paper at 11am.

He never reached his destination nearby to deliver the paper and has not been heard from since. "This is completely out of character," police said.

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He was in his car, a grey 2006 Toyota Corolla saloon, registration HCU863.

He was wearing green track pants, black shoes, a white skivvy, a brown jumper,
a black beanie and a light black and white rain jacket.