Missing grieving teen found safe

A missing teenage boy who has been struggling to come to terms with the death of his nine-year-old brother, who had committed suicide, has been found "safe and well", police said. Adam Dugmore, 16, failed to arrive at school in Birmingham

Missing teen Adam Dugmore found safe and well

Adam Dugmore has been found safe and well in Aston, West Midlands Police has said.

The 16-year-old failed to attend school today and is said to have been struggling to come to terms with the death of his nine-year-old brother in February.

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Missing teen was last seen wearing school uniform

Missing Birmingham 16-year-old Adam Dugmore is described as white, 5ft 8in tall and slim. He has short blonde hair, brown eyes and was wearing a North Birmingham Academy school uniform; black trousers and black jumper - under a grey zip-up hoodie.

Adam Dugmore was wearing a North Birmingham Academy uniform at the time of his disappearance. Credit: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

He was also wearing grey coloured Ralph Lauren pumps and was carrying a yellow JD sports drawstring bag.

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Teen missing after nine-year-old brother's death

Adam Dugmore, 16, was reported missing after failing to arrive at his school in Birmingham this morning.

Officers from West Midlands Police say the teenager is struggling to come to terms with the death of his nine-year-old brother Aaron who took his own life in February, this year.

Adam Dugmore was reported missing this morning after he failed to arrive at school. Credit: West Midlands Police/PA Wire

Aaron, whose family claim he was being bullied, died in hospital on February 12 after being found hanged at his home.

An inquest has yet to be held into the death.

Aaron Dugmore was found hanged at his home in February this year. Credit: Family handout

West Midlands Police has previously said it is working closely with specialists from the health services, children's services and Birmingham's Safeguarding Children Board to fully investigate the circumstances of the schoolboy's death.

His mother, Kelly-Marie Dugmore, told ITV's Daybreak in February that Aaron was a "lovely, jolly and happy" boy who loved his family.

But Ms Dugmore and Aaron's stepfather, Paul Jones, said there had been a "drastic" change in the youngster in the run-up to his death.

Adam or anyone who knows where he is urged to call West Midlands Police immediately on 101. People who do not want to speak with police officers directly can contact the independent charity Missing People on 116 000.

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Police appeal for boy who went missing this morning

Police in Birmingham are appealing for sightings of a 16-year-old boy who failed to turn up for school this morning.

Adam Dugmore was last seen by his parents at around 8.45am when he left the family home on Tyburn Road, Erdington.

He was reported missing to police at 11am by his dad who found out that he had not turned up for school.

Adam Dugmore Credit: West Midlands Police

Adam has been struggling to come to terms with the death of his nine-year-old brother, Aaron, who took his own life in February this year and officers are anxious to know that he is safe and well.

Chief Superintendent Rachel Jones, commander for the Birmingham north local policing unit, said: "For Adam to go off in such circumstances is a cause for concern for us.

"His parents are beside themselves with worry and we are doing everything we can to find him.

"I would ask that anyone who has seen Adam today calls us as a matter of urgency. I would also appeal directly to Adam to contact us.

"Adam you are not in any trouble. We all just want to know that you are safe and well."

Officers from across the force are searching for the boy in local parks and wasteland. His friends are being spoken to and his extended family are being contacted.

Bus drivers have been put on alert and are regularly checking their vehicles.

Adam, who has birthday cash with him, is described as white, 5'8" tall and slim. He has short blonde hair, brown eyes and was wearing a North Birmingham Academy school uniform; black trousers and black jumper - under a grey zip-up hoodie.

He was also wearing grey coloured Ralph Lauren pumps and was carrying a yellow JD sports drawstring bag.

Adam or anyone who knows where he is urged to call West Midlands Police immediately on 101. People who do not want to speak with police officers directly can contact the independent charity Missing People on 116 000.