Police appeal as boy, 3, found wandering alone without shoes

Police have issued an appeal for help after a little boy was found wandering alone in Barrack Street, Colchester.

The tot, who is aged about three or four, was found by a member of the public near Port Lane at 12.40pm today.

He is described as black and is wearing a black and beige jumper with a brown and blue check on the front, blue and white pyjama bottoms and socks. He was not wearing shoes.

Police officers are carrying out house to house inquiries whilst the boy is being looked after at Colchester Police Station.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Colchester Police on 101 as soon as possible.

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3:42pm Sat 1 Feb 14

LeQueen says...

Poor neglected little boy. I guarantee the parents are known to social services.
Poor neglected little boy. I guarantee the parents are known to social services. LeQueen
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4:10pm Sat 1 Feb 14

sueysue says...

Not necessarily the boys mother could be ill ie diabetic and had a hypo if there are alone could be why the boy has walked outside
Not necessarily the boys mother could be ill ie diabetic and had a hypo if there are alone could be why the boy has walked outside sueysue
  • Score: 10

4:41pm Sat 1 Feb 14

pixiebell87 says...

the mother has been found
the mother has been found pixiebell87
  • Score: 17

8:30am Tue 4 Feb 14

proudmummyof 3 says...

seriously!! some of the comments are nasty, why presume that the mother is probably known too SS, the little boy is only 3, she might of suffered Post natal depression, I had that till my daughter was 3. Lets hope the SS help her and not remove her son from her care.
seriously!! some of the comments are nasty, why presume that the mother is probably known too SS, the little boy is only 3, she might of suffered Post natal depression, I had that till my daughter was 3. Lets hope the SS help her and not remove her son from her care. proudmummyof 3
  • Score: 3

12:15am Wed 5 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Hopefully the mother is well and the child is also in good keeping with authorities+
Hopefully the mother is well and the child is also in good keeping with authorities+ A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LeQueen says...

Inadequate parents are inadequate parents, doesn't matter how many excuses you attempt to find. They are all excuses not reasons.
Inadequate parents are inadequate parents, doesn't matter how many excuses you attempt to find. They are all excuses not reasons. LeQueen
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