Missing boy found safe and well

A 10-year-old boy who had gone missing from Newquay this afternoon has been found safe and well. Police have thanked the public for their assistance in searching for James Lawrence.

Search for missing 10-year-old James Lawrence

A major search has been launched to find 10-year-old James Lawrence, who went missing from Newquay this afternoon.

James was playing football at Newquay's sports centre at around 3pm when he left on his own accord but has not been seen since.

James Lawrence aged 10 went missing from Newquay sports centre shortly after 2pm this afternoon
James Lawrence aged 10 went missing from Newquay sports centre shortly after 2pm this afternoon Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

He is wearing a red Manchester United tracksuit top, football socks and white football boots.

A police helicopter is currently searching for the boy in the town and in the surrounding rural areas.

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Report: Police launch search for missing Newquay boy

A major search has been launched to find a 10-year-old boy who has gone missing from Newquay this afternoon, a local news website reports.

The boy, who has not been named yet, was last seen leaving Newquay's sports centre on his own at around 3pm. He was wearing a red Manchester United tracksuit top, football socks and white football boots.

Police have declared the incident high risk due to the boy's age and are appealing for information.

Anyone with information is asked to call 999 and to quote crime reference 04/16/03.