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Missing 12-year-old from Darlington

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage boy who went missing yesterday.

Drew Bryant, 12, has been missing from Darlington since about 10pm last night (January 1).

He is described as 5ft with short dark hair, wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit, a grey or beige colour parka jacket with fur around the collar and black Adidas trainers.



'Not yet known' whether suspects got away with any cash in Darlington explosion

What's left of the ATM in Darlington Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A cash machine has been blown up in an attempt to steal money this morning.

Acting Inspector John Hoar from Durham Constabulary has given a statement on the latest in police investigations.

He said:

The suspects have used an explosive device causing significant damage to the cash machine.

It is not yet known if the suspects managed to get away with any cash as investigations are in the early stages. A cordon will remain while we conduct our enquiries.

We would like to reassure local residents that this is a targeted isolated incident. We would encourage anyone who saw any suspicious activity or was in the area at the time to get in touch.

It is understood that a car was seen leaving the scene at around the time of the incident. Anyone with information about this car or the incident can call 101 quoting reference 20 of October 26.

– John Hoar, Acting Inspector, Durham Constabulary
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