Missing boy found after public join search in Bourne

Police are thanking members of the public in Bourne who helped find a missing nine-year-old boy. Photo: David Dawson

Police are thanking members of the public in Bourne who helped find a missing nine-year-old boy. Photo: David Dawson

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Police have praised members of the public who joined in the search for a missing nine-year-old boy in Bourne.

Fears were raised after the boy, who has autism, went missing from a house in Aveland Close where a barbecue was taking place on Saturday night.

The missing boy was reported to police at about 8.30pm and he was found by three volunteers from the public in Bourne Woods just after 11pm.

Insp Mike Burnett, area policing inspector for Bourne, said: “There were several families attending a barbecue at an address in Bourne and our concerns were raised when the boy went missing from the address.

“Various members of the public helped with a search and we eventually found him in Bourne Woods.

“We really want to thank the public for their help and assistance in making sure the boy was alright.”