WEST Mercia Police has reassured the community after concerns of a missing person.

An appeal was made on social media which showed a picture of items shared on a Malvern bench, with fears a person had gone missing. 

The force released a statement on Tuesday night (October 10) which said: "We are aware of the below post that is circulating (on social media).

"We know who this young person is and know that they are in a place of safety being looked after.

"We would like to thank you all for your concern."