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Teen missing for 10 weeks after leaving note saying he was 'bored of life' found

Arthur Heeler-Frood had been missing since September 6. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A 15-year-old who disappeared 10 weeks after leaving his parents a note saying he was "bored of life" and would return in a year has been found.

Arthur Heeler-Frood vanished after leaving home as normal on September 6 - but failed to turn up at school.

The disappearance talented youngster, who had just received 'outstanding' GCSE grades at one of Britain's top-rated schools, sparked a huge manhunt.

He had taken £350 of his savings but no passport, phone or bank card.

But just days after his distraught parents made a tearful appeal on ITV's This Morning Arthur was found safe and well at a train station just 10 miles from his Devon home.

In a statement Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Arthur Heeler-Frood has been found safe and well in Honiton today. Thank you to all who helped out."

Mr and Mrs Heeler-Frood had been anxious to gain access to Arthur's Facebook account to search for clues into his disappearance.

It is believed Facebook helped Devon and Cornwall police and Missing People with the search.

Arthur's reappearance brings to an end more than two months of misery for his family who last week released a letter Arthur left behind - telling them not to try to find him, but promising to return within a year.

To Mum and Dad,

I have run away because I am bored of my life. Please don't try to find me or make me come home.

I don't know how long I will be away for, but it won't be any longer than a year.

You will find my school uniform in a bin bag in a small barn in the field on the green, down the road from Membury church. My bike is chained to the fence, there is a spare key to the lock on the window.

Please can you apologise to the restaurant and tell them that I will no longer be able to work there.

I know you will be upset, but understand that I have to do this. From Arthur.

– Arthur Heeler-Frood

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