Desperate search for young boy who was spotted wandering the streets alone in his pyjamas at midnight
- Police worked through night to try to find the boy in New Waltham, near Grimsby
- He is thought to be a boy, no older than eight, wearing dark pyjamas and slippers
- CCTV from a house shows the boy walking across a driveway at around 12.04am
- A neighbour said it had been going on all night and there was a police helicopter
Police have launched a desperate search after a young boy was spotted wandering the streets in his pyjamas at midnight.
Officers worked through the night to try to track down the child in New Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
The youngster is thought to be a boy, no older than eight, and wearing dark pyjamas and slippers.
CCTV footage from a house shows the child walking across a driveway at around 12.04am.
Police are working to identify the child and confirm if it is a boy or a girl.
Officers worked through the night to try to track down the child (shown left) in New Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire
The youngster is thought to be a boy, no older than eight and wearing dark pyjamas and slippers
A person who lives nearby told the Grimsby Telegraph: ‘My neighbour had a knock on the door at about 3am from the police. Just really hope they’re alright with the weather being the way it is.’
Another added: ‘It’s been going on all night, there has been a police helicopter and all-sorts.
‘It started about midnight I think, someone saw a child walking past their home and reported because they were worried.’
Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said: ‘Our search remains ongoing for a child reported to have been wandering around the Harvey Walk area of New Waltham in the early hours of this morning.
‘The local community will continue to see a large police presence in the area as we continue our enquiries and offer reassurance to residents.
There was a heavy police presence on the street where he was spotted early this morning as officers continue to search for the child
‘We are continuing to door knock, search the New Waltham area and speak with those out and about locally. Local schools and partner agencies are also helping with our enquiries.
‘We appreciate how distressing reports of this nature can be and I just want to offer reassurance that at this stage of our search, we don’t believe the child has come to harm and we are just trying to locate them to make sure they are safe and well.
‘We would continue to appeal for the public to contact us if they have any information that could help. We are particularly interested in any CCTV footage in the area from just before midnight this morning.
‘Our team can be contacted by calling 101 quoting log 16 of 13 November or you can speak to our officers in the community to raise any concerns or share information.
‘I want to thank everyone who has shared our appeal so far or spoken to us.’
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