Cheshire Police find missing nine-year-old boy

A nine-year-old boy who went missing in freezing temperatures overnight and sparked a major police hunt has been found safe and well.

The schoolboy was discovered at a friend's house nearby after going missing for more than 12 hours.

He was last seen at his home in Northwich at 1900 BST on Sunday.

His family had reported him missing and local residents had been asked to check outhouses and sheds in case he had sheltered there overnight.

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said he had been reunited with his family.

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