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Missing teen with severe autism is found

Police have confirmed a vulnerable 14-year-old boy from Hounslow who has severe autism and has no sense of sense of risk or danger has been found safe and well.

Police had issued a second appeal for help to trace David Whyte was last seen at around 2am on Sunday, February 14 at his home address off Bridge Road, Hounslow.

David Whyte was last seen at around 2am on Sunday. Credit: Met Police

His family noticed he was missing shortly before 6:30am and called police.

Police believe David was in the Bounds Green, Arnos Grove areas of London on February 15.


Father McSweeney posed a "high risk of serious harm" to children

Jailing paedophile priest Father Anthony McSweeney at Southwark Crown Court today, the judge said that even though he had not touched the victim himself, he had encouraged it and posed a risk of 'serious harm' to children.

He abused the boy along with his friend John Stingemore, who was found dead weeks before his trial.

I would certainly assess that Father McSweeney poses a high risk of serious harm to children.

Touching of the child was done with his approval and encouragement and for his sexual gratification, and it therefore makes no difference whatever, that he was not the one who in fact touched the child.

– Judge Alistair McCreath

Paedophile priest jailed for sexually abusing young boy

A Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a young boy at a children's home in Hounslow.

Father Anthony McSweeney has been jailed for three years Credit: PA Wire

Father Anthony McSweeney, who is 68, was convicted of abusing the boy at Grafton Close Children's Home between 1979 and 1981.

He was also found guilty of making indecent images of children.

He preyed on the boy with his close friend John Stingemore, 72, who managed the care home and was found dead in January weeks before his trial.

The priest was cleared in February of three indecent assaults on two other boys at the care home and of taking a pornographic photo of one of these boys.

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