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Appeal over 11-year-old boy missing from Oldham

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Detectives have issued an international alert to find a mother and son from Oldham who have gone missing on a trip to Spain.

11-year-old old Alex Batty flew to Malaga with his mother Melanie last month.

Officers say they're concerned for Alex's welfare and want to speak to his mother.

“Our main priority is finding Alex and bringing him home.

“We have followed extensive enquiries and we know Melanie has visited Morocco a number of times before and we believe she could have travelled with Alex to there.

“Our last known location of Alex puts him near the Port of Malaga and boats run from there to Melilla in Morocco.

“I am appealing to anyone who recognises this young boy or Melanie, or has been in contact with them, to please get in touch with us.

"It might be that you were staying in the same resort as them, are friends from home and have heard from them through social media or texts, or that you might have some knowledge of their plans.

“I implore you, please get in touch with us or contact police if you are abroad.”

– Detective Inspector Lindsay Booth