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Top cop appeals for information on boy seen wondering streets in 'Spiderman' pyjamas

PUBLISHED: 12:37 26 November 2010 | UPDATED: 14:37 26 November 2010

Police search the woods in Vigo for signs of the reported missing child by the Vigo Inn

Police search the woods in Vigo for signs of the reported missing child by the Vigo Inn

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About 50 police officers are about to start a daylight search after a massive police operation was launched following reports a young boy was spotted standing alone outside a pub at 1.30am today.

Police were called by a man who had just driven past the Vigo Inn, on Gravesend Road, Vigo, about 5 minutes before and reported seeing a young white boy, aged about 5 or 6-years-old, wearing ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas, standing on the corner of the road.

They conducted an initial search, assisted by a helicopter and dogs on the ground, and house to house inquiries immediately but will now cover a more detailed sweep of the area.

Chief Inspector Jon Kirby says that although no child had been reported missing they were treating the call as a credible sighting and diverting a major response to the incident.

During a press conference at the village hall in Erskine Road, Vigo, he said: “I am appealing for any information and for people to come forward straight away.

“Even if your child is now home and safe please come forward.”

Detectives are in contact with the person who reported seeing the child.

Residents are being asked to check sheds, garages and other outbuildings. Parents and carers in the area are asked to contact police if they have a young boy who wears ‘Spiderman’ pyjamas.

Call police on 01622 690690 with information or the newsdesk on 0208 269 7015.

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