Missing boy found safe and well in Brighton

Posted On 19 Aug 2016 at 9:19 pm

A missing teenage boy has been found safe and well in Brighton a day after police issued a public appeal for help finding him.

Sussex Police said today (Friday 19 August): “Ovie Pateman, 16, who was missing from his home in Newhaven since Tuesday was found safe and well in Brighton on Friday morning.”

It was the second time that the teenage boy had gone missing in a fortnight. He initially handed himself in at Brighton Police Station earlier this week before going missing again 24 hours later.

He previously went missing at lunchtime on Friday 5 August and was reported missing that night.

The police asked for help finding him on Thursday 11 August. And the youngster went to John Street Police Station in Brighton on Monday (15 August). A day later he disappeared again.

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