Officers involved in the search for a boy who was reported missing from the Stapleford area overnight have now made contact with the boy’s family and have confirmed that he is safe.
Nottinghamshire Police were called just before 10.15pm on Saturday 10 August to a report that a boy wearing nightwear and in a distressed state had not been since he boarded and then swiftly alighted a bus in the Derby Road area of Stapleford.
Officers had maintained a significant police presence in the area since the time of the report being made, as they worked throughout the night and into this morning to establish the identity of the boy and to confirm his whereabouts.
Inspector John Lees from Nottinghamshire Police said: “This investigation involved a significant number of officers, specialist search teams and the police helicopter, which shows both the level of concern we had for the boy and how seriously we treat reports of this nature.
“I’m pleased to report that contact has now been made with the boy and his family and we’re satisfied that he is now safe.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community, the bus company and everyone else who helped in the search for the boy for their cooperation and support during this investigation.
“Even something as simple as sharing Nottinghamshire Police’s appeals to find a missing person on social media can make such a difference in supporting our officers’ work and the public’s help in this is always very much appreciated.”