The son of a missing and depressed elderly man from Ealing has thanked people for their support after he was found.
John Kenneth Boyd, 82, was missing for more than 24 hours, having last been seen at 7am on Friday (May 5) at his home.
Met Police in its appeal to locate him said they were concerned for his welfare due to a condition requiring medication and depression.
On Saturday, police said: "This absence if very out of character and his family and police are very concerned for his welfare."
They confirmed on Sunday (May 7) morning at 7.30am on Twitter that Mr Boyd has been found "safe and well".
In a post on getwestlondon's Facebook page, a messaging claiming to be from Mr Boyd's son says the pensioner is "tired and ashamed of the trouble caused" but is getting help.
"Huge relief! Thank you to everyone who shared my posts about John Boyd and all the well wishes," the message said.
"Depression caused self centred thoughts that made him think selfish things. A short walk to get exercise turned into a trip to Clapham Junction to watch some trains.
"A thought that 'jumping under a train would be really stupid.' This then turned into a train journey to Richmond after a sandwich at Clapham Junction.
"He walked along the river. Bit late to go home goes to a night by the river on a bench. Morning brought a realisation that he might be causing chaos and be a missing person.
"Walked back to Richmond and phoned. Returned on the 65 bus to Ealing Broadway.
Tired and ashamed of the trouble caused.
"Thank you once again for all your support! Really scary time. (Mental health, counselling and GP appointments all next week."
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