Barefoot Boy Found: Appeal To Trace Parents

Police are trying to trace the family of a boy about four years old who was found alone and barefoot in a Birmingham street.

The child was discovered inChesterton Road,Sparkbrookby a member of the public who alerted officers just before 10pm on Thursday.

They went to the scene and took him to a police station. He is now being looked after by social services.

The child is believed to be Somalianbut has so far been unable to give officers his name or any other details.

West Midlands Police say the child is black, has short black afro hair, and wore a yellow t-shirt and navy tracksuit bottoms.

Officers have carried out local enquiries but his family has not been located.

Acting Inspector Amer Shams, from Birmingham East Police, said of the incident: “This is obviously very unusual and worrying.

“We urgently appeal for the parents, or anyone who believes they may know the family of this little boy to contact us.

“Thankfully he did not come to any harm and he is being well looked after. We need to try and get him back to where he should be.

“We thank the members of the public who asked quickly and responsibly in contacting us after finding the child in the street last night.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact local police on 101.

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13 June 2014 | 10:49 am – Source:

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