Missing boy in Stroud

Police have found a seven-year-old boy who went missing from a campsite at Thistledown Farm in Nympsfield, near Stroud on Thursday evening.

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Missing boy found safe and well

A boy reported missing from a campsite in Gloucestershire on Thursday night been found safe and well.

Police launched a major operation when the seven year old could not be located at the Thistledown Farm campsite at Nympsfield near Stroud around 7pm.

It is thought he got lost in woodland.

He was found early on Friday morning walking back to his tent.

The campsite's Manager Ryan Kelly said this is the first time this has ever happened:

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Campers join search for missing boy in Stroud

Campers have joined police to search through the night for the missing boy, who was on a family holiday.

Sergeant Ben Darcy said the search has been "difficult" in the dark but a more extensive hunt was due to start as daylight breaks.

The search has gone on throughout the night but due to the location it has been very difficult to do. It is a heavily wooded area. With the daylight we will be getting more officers in for a more extensive search.

– Sergeant Ben Darcy, Gloucestershire Police

The majority of our campers were helping in the search overnight, and my family. Everyone is very anxious, we're just hoping we are going to find him walking in the woods somewhere. We had an amazing response from the local police last night and an amazing response from the campers.

– Richard Kelly, a co-owner of Thistledown Farm

Police search for missing boy in Stroud

Police are hunting for a missing seven-year-old boy who may have got lost in woodlands.

The boy, from Worcester, was last seen at a campsite at Thistledown Farm in Nympsfield, near Stroud in Gloucestershire at around 7pm last night.

It is believed that the boy may have got lost in woodland near the campsite and police are eager for anyone who may have seen the boy to get in contact.

– Gloucestershire Police spokesman

The boy is described as white, around 1m 20cm (4ft) with blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a dark 'Scooby-Doo' rain jacket with a hood, dark jogging bottoms and wellington boots.

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