Desperate search for a boy who was wandering the streets alone in pajamas at midnight
- The police worked all night trying to find the boy in New Waltham, near Grimsby
- He is believed to be a boy no older than eight years old wearing dark pajamas and slippers
- CCTV from a house shows the boy walking down a driveway around 12:04 p.m.
- A neighbor said it had been going on all night and there was a police helicopter
Police have launched a desperate search after a boy wandered the streets in pajamas at midnight.
The officers worked all night trying to track down the child in New Waltham near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
The boy is believed to be a boy no older than eight years old, wearing dark pajamas and slippers.
CCTV recordings from a house show the child walking across a driveway around 12:04 p.m.
The police are working to identify the child and confirm whether it is a boy or a girl.
The officers worked all night trying to track down the child (shown at left) in New Waltham near Grimsby, Lincolnshire
The boy is believed to be a boy no older than eight years and wearing dark pajamas and slippers
One person who lives nearby told the Grimsby Telegraph, “My neighbor knocked on the door at around 3am from the police. Just really hope they're fine when the weather is what it is. & # 39;
Another added, “It's been going on all night, there was a police helicopter and all kinds of things.
"It started around midnight, I think someone saw a child walking past their house and reported that they were worried."
Detective Inspector Kerry Bull said, “Our search for a child who is reported to have wandered Harvey Walk in New Waltham in the early hours of the morning is still ongoing.
& # 39; The local community will continue to see a large police presence in the area if we continue our investigation and keep residents safe.
There was a heavy police presence on the street where he was spotted earlier this morning as officers continued to search for the child
“We keep knocking on the door, searching the New Waltham area, and speaking to those out there. Local schools and partner agencies also help with our inquiries.
“We appreciate how distressing reports of this nature can be, and I just want to assure you that at this stage in our search we don't believe the child has been harmed and we're just trying to locate them to make sure they are safe and good.
“We would continue to ask the public to contact us if they have any information that could help. We are particularly interested in CCTV footage in the area, which is just before midnight this morning.
& # 39; Our team can be contacted on 101 quoting Protocol 16 dated November 13, or you can speak to our officials in the community to raise concerns or exchange information.
"I would like to thank everyone who has shared our appeal or spoken to us so far."
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