Police Appeal For Help Over Missing Schoolboy

Police Appeal For Help Over Missing Schoolboy

Police have asked the public for assist in finding 12-year-old Joshua Oxley from Rotherham who has been missing since last night.

He was reported missing on Tuesday afternoon & last seen at Chapeltown train station just before 7pm.

Specialist search officers & a helicopter combed the area overnight & are continuing the hunt today.

Police said the disappearance was out of character & could be connected to an "incident at school" on Tuesday,

Superintendent Paul McCurry, from Rotherham Police, said it was a "very difficult time" for Joshua's family & urged anyone who might have seen him to come forward.

"It may not have particularly struck you seeing a young boy in a school uniform at that time yet please look at the picture of Joshua & if you remember seeing him, please come forward as your information could be vital."

Supt McCurry added: "I would like to say to Joshua that he is not in any trouble & his mum & the rest of his family just want him to obtain in touch & let them know where he is."

Joshua left school in the Kimberworth area of Rotherham at around 3.50pm & approximately 40 minutes after was seen at a roundabout over the M1 at junction 35.

Joshua is slim & around 4ft 6in tall, with short, light brown hair.

He was wearing his Winterhill School uniform – black trousers, white short-sleeved shirt, black shoes & black jumper.

He moreover had a red-coloured backpack & may have been wearing a grey hoodie. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 & quoting incident number 720 of 22 September.


Source: “Sky News”