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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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11-year-old schoolboy goes missing in Cheltenham

Sam Hawkins failed to return home after school yesterday Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are looking for an 11-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since yesterday afternoon,

Sam Hawkins, who lives in Cheltenham, failed to return home after school yesterday afternoon. He was reported missing at 8.05pm by his family and searches have been carried out throughout the night.

Sam is around 5ft tall and has short auburn hair and he may be wearing his All Saints Academy uniform of black blazer, black trousers and white shirt.

Concern for missing pensioner from Taunton

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Samuel Pyke went missing from his Taunton home yesterday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are asking people to help find an elderly man who has gone missing from his home in Taunton.

Samuel Pyke, who's 77, was last seen yesterday and police are very concerned for his welfare as he suffers from dementia.

He's more than 6 feet tall, has an athletic build and may be wearing a flat cap

Police appeal for more information on missing George

George Ford has been missing since Sunday morning. Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police have made a fresh appeal for information on George Ford, who went missing from his home in Stroud.

George left his home on Slad Road at around 3am on Sunday morning.

The 20 year old Nottingham University student is around 6ft 1ins tall, with brown, wavy shoulder length hair.

He was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with ‘Hitchhike Morocco’ on the front, grey combat trousers, a brown satchel bag and black DC trainers with blue detail.

Police discovered a body at around 3pm yesterday in the River Frome between Wallbridge and Cainscross.

Formal identification of the body is expected to take place early next week.

Police are keen to trace his movements between 3am and 9am on Sunday December 16.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 315 of December 18.

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