Trevor Zinck, former member of Nova Scotia legislature, found safe: police

Police in Halifax have withdrawn their request for help in locating a former member of the Nova Scotia legislature who was reported missing this week.

Officers asked for help finding 47-year-old Trevor John Zinck Friday evening, but withdrew their request within hours, saying "It appears that he has been located and all is in order."

The force's original news release said Zinck was last seen about a month ago in the suburb of Dartmouth, but he was only reported missing on Wednesday.

Zinck last made headlines in April 2015, when he was found guilty of impaired driving and fined $1,000.

He is a former NDP and independent member of the legislature who represented the riding of Dartmouth North from June 2006 until June 2013.

Zinck was among four politicians who pleaded guilty to fraud-related charges that stemmed from a 2010 investigation by the province's auditor general into constituency allowance spending.

He initially refused to quit politics, but resigned after the Speaker announced the legislature would be recalled to deal with his possible expulsion.