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Boy, 7, wanders from home during night

Boy, 7, wanders from home during night

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POLICE launched a search to find a missing seven year old boy.

The youngster was believed to have wandered from his home in Cecilia Road, Grays, last night.

His mother raised the alarm at about 7am this morning when she realised he was missing.

A resident in Grays who had seen an appeal on social media, spotted the boy in a street in Grays at about 10am this morning.

Police quickly traced the lad and returned him home.

Insp Justin Smith said: "This was an absolutely brilliant response by the media and the public. We are delighted that the boy has been found safe and sound so quickly."

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12:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Mikkel1 says...

Thank goodness he is safe, but How did he get out without being seen?
Thank goodness he is safe, but How did he get out without being seen? Mikkel1
  • Score: 13

9:17pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Southend Andy says...

How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door?
How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door? Southend Andy
  • Score: 8

8:54am Mon 25 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

Southend Andy wrote:
How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door?
Most parents lock house doors but kids can be quite cunning.

Hiding the key wouldn't be an option because that would put the occupants in danger if there was a fire.

However, it's quite unusual for a child that age to want to go out on his own. I suppose his mum will be having some stern words with him now.

I'm just glad he has been returned home safe, thank God.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door?[/p][/quote]Most parents lock house doors but kids can be quite cunning. Hiding the key wouldn't be an option because that would put the occupants in danger if there was a fire. However, it's quite unusual for a child that age to want to go out on his own. I suppose his mum will be having some stern words with him now. I'm just glad he has been returned home safe, thank God. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

9:26am Mon 25 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Southend Andy wrote:
How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door?
Most parents lock house doors but kids can be quite cunning.

Hiding the key wouldn't be an option because that would put the occupants in danger if there was a fire.

However, it's quite unusual for a child that age to want to go out on his own. I suppose his mum will be having some stern words with him now.

I'm just glad he has been returned home safe, thank God.
Unusual yes...so there must be a reason he wanted to go out in the early hours.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Andy[/bold] wrote: How could a 7 year old get out? Didn't the parent/career lock the door?[/p][/quote]Most parents lock house doors but kids can be quite cunning. Hiding the key wouldn't be an option because that would put the occupants in danger if there was a fire. However, it's quite unusual for a child that age to want to go out on his own. I suppose his mum will be having some stern words with him now. I'm just glad he has been returned home safe, thank God.[/p][/quote]Unusual yes...so there must be a reason he wanted to go out in the early hours. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 5

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