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Missing Smethwick boy Kyle Hall found safe after search

A 10-year-old boy whose disappearance sparked a major police search in the West Midlands has been found.

Kyle Hall, from Smethwick, was found safe and well in the local area at lunchtime, around 13 hours after being reported missing by his mother.

Kyle, who went out to play on Tuesday afternoon, was reported missing at 23:00 BST.

Extra officers were drafted in to help search for him and teams scoured open land supported by the force helicopter.

House-to-house inquires were also conducted while officers trawled through CCTV footage.

Det Insp Mick Spellman, from West Midlands Police, said officers had been "very concerned" because of Kyle's age and the fact he had been missing overnight.

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