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Kidnap of boy aged 10: Three arrested in Oldbury

Police cordon and officer in Gravity Mews
Image caption The boy, aged 10, was reported missing after he failed to return home from local shops on Sunday

Three men are being questioned on suspicion of kidnapping after a 10-year-old boy was found at an address in the West Midlands.

Police said the boy, who is from the Oldbury area, was reported missing at 09:15 GMT on Sunday after he failed to return home from local shops.

He was found at a nearby property following a sighting by a neighbour at about 11:30 GMT.

Police were granted more time to question the men on Monday evening.

The boy's discovery followed a search by police officers and members of the public.

'High-priority investigation'

A police spokesman said the child was uninjured and was now in the care of his family.

He added the address where the boy was found was owned by a housing association.

Police said they wanted to make it clear that the property was not a bail hostel, contrary to local rumours.

The men who were arrested - aged 30, 48 and 49 and all from the local area - are currently being questioned by detectives from West Midlands Police.

He said the police investigation was continuing and no further details could be given.

"We are working closely with the family and local community through our local neighbourhood teams," the spokesman said.

"We will update them as this high-priority investigation continues."

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