Police in Sussex, England launched a search for the actress late on Thursday (28Jul16) after family members called them and revealed they were concerned about the 36-year-old's welfare after she told friends she was feeling anxious, and then disappeared.

A police statement released to the media on Friday (29Jul16) read: "If you read this Honeysuckle, please get in touch to let us know you are ok."

The actress, who portrays Samantha Stewart in international TV hit Foyle's War, was found safe hours later.

Her actress sister Perdita confirmed the good news in a tweet, writing: "Safe and sound thank you all."

The drama comes almost a year after Honeysuckle was caught speeding on the outskirts of London. Police discovered a child in the back seat was not wearing a proper seatbelt and it emerged she had been banned from driving.