Police closed a dual carriageway in London Colney as a search for a missing man continued.

Now police have found the missing man, see below for the original story.

Officers have been continuing their hunt for Michael McCann, aged 36, who was last seen by the McDonald’s restaurant at the Bell Lane roundabout in London Colney at around 7am on Saturday May 1.

Mr McCann's vehicle was found abandoned near junction 22 of the M25 and Hertfordshire Constabulary officers have been in the London Colney area for the last few days searching for him, while also issuing three public appeals.

Earlier today, the force issued a new CCTV image of Mr McCann, which was taken by the McDonald's restaurant on May 1.

The image shows he was wearing a grey hooded top and beige trousers, along with black and white trainers.

This afternoon, the search intensified for Mr McCann with several police officers, including specialist officers, seen along the A1081 dual carriageway, which was closed from the Bell Lane roundabout towards the London Colney roundabout.

At least nine officers were spotted along the A1081, near the Sainsbury's distribution centre, but there's thought to be many more involved in the search.

A police spokesperson confirmed the A1081 closure was connected to Mr McCann's disappearance and the road was closed to allow the search to be carried out more safely.

The road reopened shortly before 4pm (Thursday May 6). 

Watford Observer:

Police blocking access onto the A1081 towards London Colney roundabout on Thursday afternoon

The M25 was also closed near London Colney on Monday night as part of the search for Mr McCann, who is from Northamptonshire.

Local officers were seen this afternoon carrying out door-to-door enquiries near an industrial estate in the Lowbell Lane area of London Colney. 

Mr McCann's family have indicated to police that they believe he has no money or a phone on him.

Mr MrCann is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build with a shaved head and stubble on his face, and he often wears a cap.

Watford Observer:

The A1081 dual carriageway. Police officers can be seen in the top right side of the dual carriageway.

Detective Inspector Adrian Lysak, of the St Albans local crime unit, said: "Did you see Michael in The Bell Roundabout area on Saturday morning or perhaps you gave him a lift somewhere?

"We are growing concerned for Michael’s welfare and any information, no matter how small, which can help us piece together his movements since he was last seen could prove crucial in locating him."

Anyone with information or believes they spotted him should call the constabulary’s non-emergency number 101.

If you believe you are with him now or seen him in the last few moments, call 999.

Due to the A1081 closure, traffic in London Colney was very busy, with drivers being diverted via London Colney High Street.

Four-way temporary traffic lights in the High Street at White Horse Lane and a temporary closure of Shenley Lane near the A414 in Napsbury - both due to roadworks - made the roads even busier.

Most of the traffic delays in London Colney have now cleared.

Four-way roadworks in London Colney High Street at the junction of White Horse Lane

Four-way roadworks in London Colney High Street at the junction of White Horse Lane