Missing Jersey text message rider found safe and well


A missing motorcyclist has been found safe and well after his phone sent an emergency text message by mistake.

Phil Smart, from Jersey, left his daughter's house in Croydon on Sunday and was thought to be on his way to Dorset or Exeter to see friends.

But his family raised the alarm when a text from his phone, sent earlier on Tuesday, said he "needed help".

He was later located and it is believed his phone sent the message by accident while it was in his bag.

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