Police launch urgent appeal to find missing six-year-old boy

Boy, six, who went missing on his way to school in Gloucestershire has been found, police say

  • Jacob James last seen on Tufthorn Road in Coleford as he left for school today   
  • Officers had appealed for information about the schoolboy’s whereabouts
  • He was later found ‘safe and well’, Gloucestershire Police confirmed online 

Pictured: Jacob James, who was found following an appeal

A boy who went missing on his way to school in Gloucestershire has been found.

Police today launched an urgent appeal to find Jacob James, six, who vanished as he walked to school in Coleford at 8.30am today. 

Gloucestershire Police later confirmed the schoolboy had been found ‘safe and well.’

A statement added: ‘We’re pleased to confirm that six-year-old Jacob, who was reported missing earlier this morning, has been found safe and well.

‘Thank you to everyone who has shared our post.’

Officers had grown concerned for Jacob’s welfare after he vanished while walking to school on Friday.

Jacob was described as being 4ft tall with blond hair and was wearing a green camouflage jumper, black Adidas jogging bottoms and green camouflage shoes.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said earlier: ‘Police are appealing for help in finding a six-year-old boy who has gone missing in Coleford.

‘Jacob James was last seen in Tufthorn Road as he was heading to school at 8.30am.’       


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