Police have launched a desperate search after a young boy was spotted wandering the streets in his pyjamas at midnight.
Officers worked through the night to try to track down the child in New Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
The youngster is thought to be a boy, no older than eight and wearing dark pyjamas and slippers.
CCTV footage from a house shows the boy walking across a driveway at around 12.04am.
Officers worked through the night to try to track down the child in New Waltham, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire
The youngster is thought to be a boy, no older than eight and wearing dark pyjamas and slippers
Detective Inspector Tom Kelly said: ‘I want to reassure the public that we have teams on the ground in the Harvey Walk and surrounding areas conducting a number of enquiries to try and locate this child.
‘We have been making CCTV enquiries, going house to house and searching lots of areas in the vicinity, as understandably we are concerned for the safety of the child.
‘The child was last seen on Harvey Walk, but is believed to have headed towards Peterson Drive and then turned left around midnight this morning.
There was a heavy police presence on the street where he was spotted early this morning as officers continue to search for the child
‘Currently we have the CCTV image below which shows the child we are looking for. I appreciate the quality of this is low so we would ask locals to check their CCTV footage and contact us if they see anything similar.
‘This image is from 12.04am on Thompson Drive, Grimsby.
‘I would ask the public not to speculate about the circumstances, but to contact us on 101 quoting log 16 of 13 November with urgency should they have any information that could lead us to the whereabouts of the child.’