Missing eight-year-old boy

Police are 'very concerned' about 8-year-old Romeo Mayhead missing from his home in Shortheath near Walsall.

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Missing eight-year-old found: 'Thankfully the story has a happy ending'

Four and a half hours after Romeo was reported missing he was found safe and well in Darlaston near Walsall. He will be reunited with his family soon.

Dozens of officers were involved in the search to find young Romeo and we are pleased to say that he has been found safe and well. We are hugely grateful to the public for their assistance with this appeal and it is encouraging to see how so many people came forward to offer help in the community, as well as on social media. Thankfully the story has a happy ending."

– Superintendent Keith Fraser, Walsall Police

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Missing 8-year-old boy

The schoolboy was reported missing to police at around 8.30am this morning and a search was launched around the local area

Romeo is described as white, 4ft 9in tall, of stocky build, with short fair hair, blue eyes, and he has an instant tattoo on his left forearm.

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