York & North Yorkshire

Missing autistic schoolboy found safe

An 11-year-old autistic boy who went missing from school in North Yorkshire has been found safe and well, police have said.

The youngster was last seen at about 1215 BST at Joseph Rowntree School in the New Earswick area of York.

North Yorkshire Police started a search for the youngster with more than 30 officers involved.

Police said the boy was found by a member of the public after an appeal on BBC's Look North.

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