Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle found safe

Image caption Clarke Carlisle played designed for teams including Burnley and Leeds United

The former footballer Clarke Carlisle, who was reported missing, has been discovered safe and well in Gatwick, police said.

His spouse Carrie earlier tweeted that his family was worried after being unable to contact your pet.

He had final been seen in Manchester city center at 06: 00 BST, the girl said.

Carlisle, thirty seven, who has previously spoken of their mental health issues, spent six weeks within a psychiatric unit after he has been hit by a lorry in 2014.

Lancashire Law enforcement said: “Great news. Former footballer Clarke Carlisle, 37, who proceeded to go missing has been found safe plus well in Liverpool this evening.

“Many thanks to everyone who have helped with our appeal to find your pet. ”

The 37-year-old, who remarried earlier this year, played regarding teams including Burnley, Queens Recreation area Rangers and Leeds United plus was also chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association.

His spouse, who is six months pregnant, also tweeted a note saying her hubby had been found thanks to people who acquired “kindly looked for him” simply by sharing the news that he was dropped.

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Image caption Clarke Carlisle has spoken about psychological health issues to raise awareness of the condition

He has voiced previously about attempting to take their own life in his 20s and also whenever he was hit by a van near York shortly before Xmas in 2014.

Within 2015, he launched a psychological health charity called the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis : a condition that has been described as “mental health issues co-occurring with drug or alcoholic beverages misuse”.

The father-of-three said previously this summer the most severe of his mental health problems had been behind him after years of dealing with psychiatrists, counsellors and family yet there were still “bad days”.

Carlisle made more than five hundred appearances for nine clubs throughout his 16-year career.

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Image caption Clarke Carlisle played for nine clubs throughout his career

The Preston-born player, who began his career with Blackpool, assisted Burnley win promotion to the Leading League in 2009 and also played to get Northampton Town.

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