Missing nine-year-old schoolboy sparks urgent appeal from police

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West Mercia Police are urgently seeking any information on a missing nine-year-old schoolboy named Joseph who has recently been reported missing in Redditch, Worcestershire.

Joseph has been described as looking younger than his age and was last spotted at around 7pm on Wednesday evening, November 24.

West Mercia Police has said it is "increasingly concerned" about his wellbeing and has urged anyone that sees him to call the force urgently by dialling 999.

Joseph has blonde hair and is around 1.4m tall and was last seen wearing all black, including jogging bottoms and a t-shirt, along with a green coat.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We’re appealing for help to find nine-year-old Joseph who is missing from Redditch.

"Joseph was last seen earlier this evening on Studley Road at just after 7pm and officers are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

"He is described as looking younger than his age, with blonde hair and around 1.4m tall. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, a black t-shirt and a dark green coat.

"If you’ve seen Joseph or have any information on his whereabouts please call us on 999 quoting incident 496i of 24 November."

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