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Volunteers asked to return home as police search for boy in pyjamas continues

POLICE officers in North Wales, backed by other agencies, are searching part of a town amid reports that a young boy has been seen in the street wearing pyjamas. Detectives have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries in Old Colwyn and searching nearby streets as a result of the reports.

It is understood that the boy, believed to be between three and five years old, was last seen around 10.30pm in the Church Walks area of the town, close to Abergele road.

Police dogs and drones are also assisting the search, as members of the public also help with the search.

However police have not asked people to return to their homes.

The latest police statement, issued this morning (June 13) states: “Acting Superintendent Jon Bowcott who is overseeing the search and investigation into the young child seen alone in Colwyn Bay yesterday evening would like to thank the public for their assistance, however we would now like members of the public to return home.
“Officers will continue to search for and attempt to identify the child through the night, along with professional search teams.
“There is currently a significant number of members of the public out searching for the child, and whilst initially helpful, this may now be causing the child, if still out to stay hidden.
CCTV shows the child, who, whilst young to be out at 10pm is clothed, and does not appear to be in any imminent danger or to be concerned or upset.
“I want to repeat that we will continue to search for the child and conduct an investigation to identify them.”