Lost Ukrainian boy spotted looking 'distressed' in North Yorkshire town

UPDATE: Cleveland Police have now closed enquiries into a report of an unaccompanied child in Yarm after following all possible lines of enquiry.

On Monday morning (July 4), police announced they were searching for the parents of a lost Ukrainian boy who was spotted on the streets of a Yorkshire town.

Cleveland Police said it received a report of a concern for a boy who was seen alone on his scooter in Yarm.

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The boy was spotted by a member of the public at around 6.40pm on July 3 near Nursery Gardens in the town.

The boy was spotted on the streets of YarmThe boy was spotted on the streets of Yarm
The boy was spotted on the streets of Yarm

He had very limited English and appeared to indicate to the member of the public that he was Ukrainian.

However, police announced on Monday afternoon that enquiries had concluded as no missing reports of a missing child of that age had been received, and all possible lines of enquiry had been followed.

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Officers said that while they are confident the original call was made in good faith, the matter will now be closed.

"We would like to thank all those who shared our appeals and in particular those who came forward with information which helped our enquiries," they said.

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