Honeysuckle Weeks: Missing actress found 'safe'

Honeysuckle Weeks Image copyright Press Association
Image caption Honeysuckle Weeks was reported missing at 22:00 BST on Thursday

Missing actress Honeysuckle Weeks has been found safe, police have said.

Officers had been searching for the 36-year-old, from Petworth in West Sussex, since 22:00 BST on Thursday.

Ms Weeks, who plays Samantha Stewart in ITV drama Foyle's War, had last been seen 14 miles away in Chichester.

Sussex Police said she was found "safe and well" at a relative's address in London at about 19:45 BST. Her actress sister Perdita Weeks earlier tweeted: "Safe and sound thank you all xxxx".

Police added the relative had "contacted police to notify them of her appearance".

A spokesman said: "She remained with police as of 10.45pm on Friday, prior to being returned to West Sussex.

"We're very grateful to everyone who expressed their concern for Honeysuckle and assisted in our appeal to help find her."

Officers had earlier said they were concerned for Honeysuckle Weeks' welfare and it was unlike her not to get in touch. She had recently told family and friends she was feeling anxious.

Image caption Honeysuckle Weeks starred in BBC drama 'Lorna Doone' in 2000

Her agency, the Artists Partnership, said it had been "unable to get hold of Honeysuckle".

Ms Weeks, who was born in Cardiff, recently finished work on shooting Lewis for ITV and a Sky mystery The Five.

She has also appeared in The Bill, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Death In Paradise.

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