A VULNERABLE teen who went missing in Dyserth has been found.

Joshua Ellis, 19, was found more than 23 hours after leaving his home on Maes Glas to go to an off-licence in the centre of the village.

The teen was found in Prestatyn, by residents Chris and Jess Maxwell who contacted North Wales Police before being returning Joshua to his family.

Craig Thomas Ellis, Joshua's father, said: "We had dozens upon dozens of messages from friends and complete strangers offering their assistance in looking for him, many people contacted my wife and I with information of sightings and also the police were called by several people.

"The community was extremely patient and understanding of Josh’s situation, and North Wales Police were fantastic.

"Once again thank you to everyone for your help, we are so so grateful for the absolutely amazing and caring community spirit we witnessed that day. "