Missing footballer Clarke Carlisle has been found and is safe, police have said.
The former Premier League defender and chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association was found in Liverpool, according to Lancashire Police.
They tweeted: ‘Great news folks. Clarke Carlisle has been found safe in Liverpool. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal. Have a good weekend.’
Earlier, his wife Carrie, who is six momths pregnant, sparked concern for his welfare by tweeting that he was missing and was last seen in Manchester city centre.
Her tweet was retweeted 10,000 times during a huge social media appeal to find the footballer, who has a history of mental illness.
The 37-year-old launched a mental health charity, the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis, a condition described as ‘mental health problems co-occurring with drug or alcohol misuse’.
Carlisle remarried earlier this year and has worked to raise awareness of mental health issues.
In December 2014, while suffering from depression, he attempted to take his own life by jumping in front of a 12-tonne lorry on the A64 near York.
The former Burnley player made more than 500 professional appearances for nine clubs during his career.