Man’s shock as ‘missing child in pyjamas’ walks past home at night as police search pond

A man shouted out to a boy in his pyjamas who was walking the streets late last night as a major search is underway for the child.

The boy, who is thought to be around eight-years-old, was spotted wandering the streets of New Waltham, North East Lincolnshire alone last night.

Officers are going door-to-door and stopping drivers for questioning in a bid to find the boy, Grimsby Live reported.

Although the search continued, Humberside Police have confirmed that no child that age has been reported missing.

Witness Jason, of Harvey Walk, saw the child out of his window.

“It was just so strange and it happened so quickly,” he said.

The boy was caught on CCTV

“I was in the lounge and saw him going past the window.”

“There was obviously something not right if he’s in his PJs at that time.

“I shouted to him out the window but he was already going around the corner of the house.

“By the time I’d shouted to the wife and gone out the door he was gone.

“As I said to the officers, he was only small, around 8 or 10 years old.”

Police officers are stopping cars to question drivers

The boy is not thought to have come to any harm, police have said.

A CCTV image of the boy has been shared by Humberside Police.

A Marine and Underwater Search Unit has arrived at a pond close to where he was spotted.

Police searched the water but didn’t find anything

Police have no received reports of a missing boy

Officers have been seen entering the deep water to search it, but haven’t found anything so far.

Detective Inspector Tom Kelly confirmed the search was still underway.

“The local community will continue to see a large police presence in the area as we continue our enquiries and offer reassurance to residents,” he said.

The search effort has been going on all morning

“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.”


Source: All Football

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