Officers are searching for an 11-year-old boy who has gone missing after leaving home ‘unexpectedly’ yesterday evening.
Police have now launched an appeal for help after Lyndon Brown vanished on Monday.
Dorset Police said the youngster was last seen at his home address on Arne Avenue, Poole at about 9pm on Monday.
Officers are currently carrying out searches of the local area in a bid to find him, assisted by the NPAS helicopter.
The force has since released a description of the missing boy.
He is described as white with short curly blonde hair. He was last seen wearing school trousers, a school shirt, a black Nike Puffa-style jacket and black Nike trainers.
Police added that he does not have a mobile phone with him.
Chief Inspector Glen Doran, of Dorset Police, said: “Due to Lyndon’s young age, we are really keen to locate him as soon as possible to ensure that he is safe and well.
“I am appealing to anyone who has seen Lyndon, or a boy matching the description given, to please get in touch.
“Finally, if Lyndon sees this appeal – please make contact with us or your family as we all just want to make sure that you are all right.”
Anyone with information or knowledge as to Lyndon’s whereabouts can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting incident number 26:858.
You can also report anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.