Lost Norfolk boy: Police trace relative and arrest two

Police have located a relative and arrested two men in their 20s after a boy of two was found wandering alone in a street in Norfolk.

The boy was discovered by a member of the public in Nelson Road in Gorleston at about 09:00 BST on Saturday.

Police said a relative was found at about 13:30 BST after "extensive inquiries". Two men were then arrested.

Det Supt Katie Elliott said the boy was safe and well and being cared for locally.

Two in custody

Earlier, police had issued an appeal for the boy's parents or carers to come forward.

"We would urge them to make contact as a matter of urgency," she said.

They then appealed for anyone who had seen the boy in the street or might have information that could help officers, to contact police immediately.

Ms Elliott thanked the member of the public who alerted police to the boy's plight and also the news media for publicising the search for a parent or guardian.

A spokesman for Norfolk Constabulary said the two men were in custody and would be questioned later.

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