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Lismore: NSW Police search for missing Angus Slater, nine, and Araya Smith, 13

A desperate search has been launched for a nine-year-old boy after he went missing two days ago – as the hunt continues for a 13-year-old girl he knew who vanished in the same town a month earlier. 

Angus Slater was last seen at Heritage Park on Molesworth Street, Lismore in northeastern New South Wales about 4.45pm on Thursday. 

Officers from Richmond Police District conducted an extensive search of the area but could not locate the nine-year-old after he was reported missing. 

Angus Slater (pictured), nine, was last seen at Heritage Park on Molesworth Street, Lismore in northeastern New South Wales at 4.45pm on Thursday

Angus Slater (pictured), nine, was last seen at Heritage Park on Molesworth Street, Lismore in northeastern New South Wales at 4.45pm on Thursday

Angus was known to 13-year-old girl Araya Smith (pictured), who went missing on October 14.  The teenager was last seen getting into a green Holden Commodore station wagon on Rotary Drive, Lismore at 5:30pm on the Wednesday

Angus was known to 13-year-old girl Araya Smith (pictured), who went missing on October 14.  The teenager was last seen getting into a green Holden Commodore station wagon on Rotary Drive, Lismore at 5:30pm on the Wednesday

Angus was known to 13-year-old girl Araya Smith, who went missing on October 14. 

The teenager was last seen getting into a green Holden Commodore station wagon on Rotary Drive, Lismore at 5.30pm that day. 

Angus is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 150cm tall, of solid build, and with sandy blonde hair.

At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a school uniform – yellow polo shirt and navy shorts – purple Nike shoes and carrying a blue backpack.

Meanwhile, Araya is also of Caucasian appearance, about 150cm tall, of solid build, and with shoulder-length blonde hair.

Heritage Park in Lismore, which is where Angus was last seen. Now that two Lismore children have mysteriously vanished in just over a month, police are appealing for public assistance to find Angus and Araya

Heritage Park in Lismore, which is where Angus was last seen. Now that two Lismore children have mysteriously vanished in just over a month, police are appealing for public assistance to find Angus and Araya

‘The children are believed to still be on the north coast in the areas of Goonellabah, Lismore, Woodburn, Evans Head or Wardell,’ a NSW Police spokesman said.   

Anyone who may have seen the children or has information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Lismore Detectives on 02 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.  

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