Urgent search for missing boy, 12, in Dewsbury

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Gavan Francis is described as 4ft 10in tall, skinny, with short blond/brown hair (West Yorkshire Police)
Gavan Francis is described as 4ft 10in tall, skinny, with short blond/brown hair (West Yorkshire Police)

West Yorkshire Police have launched a “high risk” missing persons appeal in the search for a 12-year-old boy.

The force said Francis Gavan disappeared some time between Friday and Saturday morning.

The schoolboy has since been “located safe and well”, according to police.

He was believed to have been in the Dewsbury area and was described as white, 4ft 10in tall, skinny, with short blond/brown hair.

Francis was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a black baseball cap, dark trainers and a light grey body warmer before he vanished, police said.

Officers said that they were concerned for the boy’s welfare.

The details of the appeal were issued by police on Twitter at 2.11am on Saturday.

The inquiry was been rated as a “High Risk Missing Person Appeal”.

Anyone with any information about Francis was urged to ring 101, log 1098 30 June.