Concerns grow for boy, 12, who went missing from hospital three days ago as his parents plead for him to come home | The SunOctober 2, 2022
CONCERNS are growing for a 12-year-old boy who went missing from hospital three days ago – and his parents are pleading for him to come home.
August Petrie, 12, is autistic and was last seen shortly after 1pm on Thursday in the Coram Fields area of Camden, North London.
The youngster is 5ft 2ins tall and of slim build, and was wearing a baggy navy shirt, dark coloured trousers and Crocs when he was last spotted.
August went missing from a hospital.
And, in a heartfelt plea for his safe return, his parents told him that he didn't have to "go back" and he could stay "at home forever".
They said: "August you don't have to go back – everyone is in agreement that you can be at home forever.
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"You are not in any trouble at all. We just want you home and safe."
Detective Chief Inspector Brian Hobbs, leading the investigation, said that members of the public should tell the police immediately if they see the boy.
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Mr Hobbs said: "August has been missing for more than 48 hours and we are really concerned for him.
"He is autistic and may run away if approached by a stranger, so we ask anyone who thinks they might have seen him to call police immediately, rather than approach him."
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